Clathrus ruber (Caged stinkhorn)
North America and Europe
Fruiting body 4-10 cm tall * variable diameter
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Clathrus ruber, also known as caged stinkhorn or the basket stinkhorn is a red mushroom that develops a spherical cage-like structure. It emerges from a white or buff egg.

Fruiting Body as immature a whitish to faintly brownish egg which is 3–5 cm in diameter. As mature it is 5–18 cm high and 4–10 cm in diameter, consisting of a mesh of arms that surround semi-regular openings, creating a lattice-like structure with is orangish-red to red, fading to pinkish. Spore print olive-brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are elongated ellipsoidal and have a smooth surface. They measure 4-6 x 1.5-2.5µm.

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