Clathrus Ruber. Commonly known as the latticed stinkhorn, basket stinkhorn, or red cage, it is a species of fungus in the stinkhorn family usually native to Europe. While its common names derive from the appearance of its fruiting bodies, but initially these appear similar to an off-white “egg,” attached to the ground by cords called rhizomorphs. The fruit body can reach heights of up to 20 cm, with colors ranging from pink to orange to red, thanks to the pigments lycopene and beta-carotene. However, despite it’s compelling appearance, it has an odor similar to rotting meat, which attracts flies and other insects to help disperse its spores. (image via)

Clathrus Ruber. Commonly known as the latticed stinkhorn, basket stinkhorn, or red cage, it is a species of fungus in the stinkhorn family usually native to Europe. While its common names derive from the appearance of its fruiting bodies, but initially these appear similar to an off-white “egg,” attached to the ground by cords called rhizomorphs. The fruit body can reach heights of up to 20 cm, with colors ranging from pink to orange to red, thanks to the pigments lycopene and beta-carotene. However, despite it’s compelling appearance, it has an odor similar to rotting meat, which attracts flies and other insects to help disperse its spores. (image via)

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