|Clathrus archeri (Berk.) Dring.|
The fruiting body is white egg shape at first, opening and expanding soon into a red starfish with 4 to 8 arms protruding from the volva, covered here and there of a slimy olive-brown substance, with a ochraceous volva at its base, attached to the substrate by mycelial strands.The flesh is spongy; its taste is mild; the odour is fetid, or of radish or jasmine. The fertile surface is. The spore print is greenish.
It grows on the ground, in the humus litter or grassy areas on deciduous and coniferous woods. The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : egg-shaped at first, soon breaking to reveal a red star-like fruiting body with 4-8 arms emerging from a volva; the slimy internal surface of the arms is olive-brown and develops a foul odour of rotting meat or jasmine
Clathrus archeri is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking . <!0.038647343>
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