Observation 8925: Clathrus delicatus Berk. & Broome (1875)

When: 2008-08-11

Collection location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Found by gmuralid growing on a variety of woody debris, teak (Tectona grandis)leaves, and on a broken woody vine.

This is the same collection as # 8924.

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Proposed Names

84% (1)
Recognized by sight: Glebifers look like three-legged stools situated singly at the intersections of the upper arms.
Used references: Dring, D. M. and R. W. G. Dennis.  1980.  Clathraceae: Contributions toward a rational arrangement of the Clathraceae.  Reprint from Kew Bulletin Vol. 35 (1).  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surry, England.  96p.

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A species fairly new to India?
By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2009-01-09 21:35:20 -05 (-0500)

Any chance these were found in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park?

Apte D. (2005). First record of Clathrus delicatus Berkeley & Broome 1873 from Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society. 102(1):135-136.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-08-11 06:27:44 -05 (-0500)

Any scent?? That is really odd looking. Looks like a cross between Lycogala epidendrum and Ileodictyon gracile!

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