Observation 48600: Clathrus columnatus Bosc

When: 2010-07-15

Collection location: Lumberton, Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shawna Hitchcock (Shawna)

No specimen available

I found this “bloom” this morning. It’s under my azalea bush. White fungus like balls grow under this bush and have for years. I have never seen anything like this. It’s about three inches in length and resembles a beater from an handheld electric mixer. Unfortunately my camera does not do the colors justice. Nor the texture of the bloom. It’s sponge like a cake. It also has a strange odor coming from it. I have not touched it and I’ve been very carefully not to breathe in anything from it. As you can see in the picture the bloom has grown from one of the fungus like balls.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:29 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lumberton, Hardin County, Texas’ to ‘Lumberton, Texas, USA

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