Identification: Strange fungus (I think)

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Draikke, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Draikke

    Draikke Member

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    I'm really wishing I had taken a few photographs of it, since I haven't seen it again. While clearing out some of the brush behind my house, I came across this group of red-orange, sponge-like tentacles growing about seven to eight inches out of the ground.

    I spotted them last year right before summer, it had been a very damp week. Does anyone have a clue as to what they might be?
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Search these forums for Mutinus - if those aren't quite right, try searching the forums for stinkhorn (a more generic term covering the group containing Mutinus)
     
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    Frog Generous Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    It sounds like Clathrus (also a stinkhorn)
     

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