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Smooth cage fungi - Ileodictyon gracile Well and truely past it’s best time. I alwise looking to find one all in one piece. So this one purely for sentimental reasons. Australia,Geotagged,Ileodictyon gracile,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Smooth cage fungi - Ileodictyon gracile

Well and truely past it’s best time. I alwise looking to find one all in one piece. So this one purely for sentimental reasons.

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  1. This really is a remarkable fungus, Ernst! Posted 3 months ago
    1. Yes but I would like it to be younger. Thanks Ferdy. Posted 3 months ago
      1. I know what you mean, saw photos of it in pristine state :) You'll find one, one day. Posted 3 months ago
  2. Super cool Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thank you Barry,I just wish it would be not so old. Posted 3 months ago

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Initially a whitish "egg" up to 3 cm across, attached to white cords; rupturing, with the mature fruiting body emerging as a more or less round, cage-like structure, 4-20 cm across, forming 10-30 polygons; arms smooth, somewhat flattened, about 5 mm in diameter but thickened at the intersections, white underneath the olive brown spore slime (formed on the inner surfaces of the arms); the egg tissue creating a whitish volva, but the mature structure detaching from it.

Similar species: Phallales
Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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Uploaded Aug 8, 2020. Captured Jul 15, 2020 19:59 in Unnamed Road, Hindmarsh Valley SA 5211, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/332s
  • ISO400
  • 135mm