When: 2009-03-16

Collection location: Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Clive Shirley (myxo)

No specimen available

Common species found in woodchip mulch, Large grows around 200 mm dia. Has an extremely strong smell, smelt well before seen. I have now seen both an orange and yellow form of this species.

Its been suggested that this is Aseroe rubra but I am not convinced the other contender is Clathrus archeri. Whats every ones opinion here?

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I take it back
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-03-17 00:52:33 CDT (-0400)

Hi Noah

Your mentioned website is in this case is not a good example as it was probably me who gave John the owner that particular name. I have over the years changed my mind several times it was why I decided to post a photo to this site.

Thanks for you comment any way


I take it back…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-03-16 19:59:46 CDT (-0400)

It looks like what is being called Clathrus archeri on this site

looks like
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-03-16 19:12:39 CDT (-0400)

Clathrus archeri.
The “arms” on Aseroe rubra don’t connect at the tips and are more delicate.
I’ll post some pics.