When: 2007-06-13

Collection location: 60 km west of Nairobi, Kenya [Click for map]

Who: chuah

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:41 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘2550m asl, about 60 km west of Nairobi, Kenya’ to ‘About 60 km west of Nairobi, Kenya’

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Specimen very soft and “gelatinous” except the papery saccate volva

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Clathrus columnatus
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-06-29 18:33:29 CDT (-0400)

I agree with Nathan, this looks like Clathrus columnatus. In checking the world monograph on the Clathraceae by D. M. Dring, Clathrus columnatus is recorded form three locations in Kenya; Mt Elgon, Krambu and from Nairobi. The two collections from Nairobi were made thirty years apart.

Looks more like a Clathrus than a Lysurus to me
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-06-29 13:27:12 CDT (-0400)

For comparison see Clathrus columnatus on MushroomExpert.com.