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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Phallales: Phallaceae: Clathrus columnatus Bosc

Clathrus columnatus – Columned Stinkhorn

Synonyms: Colonnaria columnata, Linderia columnata, Linderiella columnata.

Common name: Columned Stinkhorn.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Clathrus columnatus, commonly known as the column stinkhorn, is a saprobic species of basidiomycete fungus in the family Phallaceae. It has a widespread distribution, and has been found in Africa, Australasia, and the Americas. It may have been introduced to North America with exotic plants. Similar to other stinkhorn fungi, the fruiting body, known as the receptaculum, starts out as a subterranean "egg" form. As the fungus develops, the receptaculum expands and erupts out of the protective volva, ultimately developing into mature structures characterized by two to five long vertical orange or red spongy columns, joined together at the apex. The fully grown receptaculum reaches heights of 8 cm (3.1 in) tall. The inside surfaces of the columns are covered with a fetid olive-brown spore-containing slime, which attracts flies and other insects that help disseminate the spores. Although once considered undesirable, the fungus is listed as edible. It is found commonly in mulch.

Russian: Решёточник колоннообразный.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) among dead leaves in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2011-01-27.htm">January 27, 2011</A>
LinkColumned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) among dead leaves in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 27, 2011
Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on Park Hudson Trail South. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-20.htm">December 20, 2013</A>
LinkColumned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on Park Hudson Trail South. Bryan, Texas, December 20, 2013
Location on mapsPark Hudson Trail South, Bryan, TX 77802, USA
Egg of Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) taken from Park Hudson Trail South. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-20.htm">December 20, 2013</A>
LinkEgg of Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) taken from Park Hudson Trail South. Bryan, Texas, December 20, 2013
Cut egg of Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) taken from Park Hudson Trail South. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-20.htm">December 20, 2013</A>
LinkCut egg of Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) taken from Park Hudson Trail South. Bryan, Texas, December 20, 2013
Location on maps1700 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Crushed egg of Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) taken from Park Hudson Trail South. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-20.htm">December 20, 2013</A>
LinkCrushed egg of Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) taken from Park Hudson Trail South. Bryan, Texas, December 20, 2013
Location on maps1700 George Bush Drive, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on Park Hudson Trail. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-23.htm">December 23, 2013</A>
LinkColumned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on Park Hudson Trail. Bryan, Texas, December 23, 2013
Location on mapsPark Hudson Trail South, Bryan, TX 77802, USA
Columned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on Park Hudson Trail. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-23.htm">December 23, 2013</A>
LinkColumned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on Park Hudson Trail. Bryan, Texas, December 23, 2013
Location on mapsPark Hudson Trail South, Bryan, TX 77802, USA
Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) emerging from its egg on Park Hudson Trail. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-23.htm">December 23, 2013</A>
LinkColumned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) emerging from its egg on Park Hudson Trail. Bryan, Texas, December 23, 2013
Location on mapsPark Hudson Trail South, Bryan, TX 77802, USA
Egg stage of Columned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-21.htm">December 21, 2017</A>
LinkEgg stage of Columned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 21, 2017
Location on maps1705 Valley View Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Eggs of columned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-30.htm">December 30, 2017</A>
LinkEggs of columned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 30, 2017
Location on maps1705 Valley View Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Emerging columned stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-01-28.htm">January 28, 2018</A>
LinkEmerging columned stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 28, 2018
Location on mapsAnderson St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Columned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on a trail in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-01-28.htm">January 28, 2018</A>
LinkColumned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on a trail in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 28, 2018
Location on mapsAnderson St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Young columned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-01-28.htm">January 28, 2018</A>
LinkYoung columned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 28, 2018
Location on mapsAnderson St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Columned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on wood chips in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-01-28.htm">January 28, 2018</A>
LinkColumned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on wood chips in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 28, 2018
Location on mapsAnderson St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Columned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on a foot path in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-01-28.htm">January 28, 2018</A>
LinkColumned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on a foot path in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 28, 2018
Location on mapsAnderson St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dissected columned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-01-28.htm">January 28, 2018</A>
LinkDissected columned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 28, 2018
Location on mapsAnderson St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Eggs and young columned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-01-28.htm">January 28, 2018</A>
LinkEggs and young columned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, January 28, 2018
Location on mapsAnderson St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-15.htm">February 15, 2018</A>
LinkColumned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 15, 2018
Location on mapsAnderson St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Columned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on a trail covered by mulch in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-24.htm">February 24, 2018</A>
LinkColumned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on a trail covered by mulch in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 24, 2018
Location on maps1705 Valley View Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dissected egg of Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-24.htm">February 24, 2018</A>
LinkDissected egg of Columned Stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 24, 2018
Columned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on different stages in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-24.htm">February 24, 2018</A>
LinkColumned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on different stages in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 24, 2018
Columned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on a trail in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-02-24.htm">February 24, 2018</A>
LinkColumned Stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on a trail in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, February 24, 2018
Egg stage of columned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-12-10.htm">December 10, 2018</A>
LinkEgg stage of columned stinkhorn mushrooms (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on mulch under live oaks on the university golf course at Texas Avenue. College Station, Texas, December 10, 2018
Location on maps100 Gilchrist Ave, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Columned stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-03-08.htm">March 8, 2020</A>
LinkColumned stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, March 8, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Side view of columned stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-03-08.htm">March 8, 2020</A>
LinkSide view of columned stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, March 8, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Close-up of columned stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, <B>Clathrus columnatus</B>) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-03-08.htm">March 8, 2020</A>
LinkClose-up of columned stinkhorn mushroom (Linderia columnata, Clathrus columnatus) on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Richards, Texas, March 8, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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