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- Several photographs of this strange species.
- Photograph of this labyrinthiform stinkhorn.
- Several photographs of this colorful, star-shaped species.
- Photographs and description of devil's fingers.
Clathrus cf. crispus
- This species, photographed in the British Virgin Islands.
Clathrus cf. preussii
- This species was photographed in Puerto Rico.
- Photographs and description of red cage.
- Photograph of Ramaria stricta and information from Wikipedia on this family of Coral Fungi which consists of seven genera.
- Photograph of the netted stinkhorn emerging from its egg.
- Article by Tom Volk on the Veiled or Netted Stinkhorn and other species which rely on flies for the dissemination of their spores.
- A list of many of the fungi in this group, which includes puffballs and earthstars, with photographs of each.
- Article from Wikipedia on this family of Earthstars, which include the genera Geastrum and Myriostoma.
- Photograph and information on the sessile earthstar from Wild about Britain.
- Photograph of the daisy earthstar.
- Photograph and information on the beaked earthstar provided by Wild about Britain.
- Photograph and information on this species, commonly known as the Collared Earthstar.
- Article from Wikipedia describing this diverse family which includes eleven genera. Also two photographs of the Club Fungus, Clavariadelphus ligula, and one of Gomphus clavatus.
- Photographs of several species of Ramaria.
Mutinus caninus, the Dog Stinkhorn
- Tom Volk provides photographs and much information on this foul-smelling species.
Mutinus elegans: How to Hatch a Stinkhorn Egg
- Account by George Barron of how he located and succeeded in photographing fruitbodies of this species.
- Article with several photographs from Wikipedia on this family of foul-smelling fungi which rely on flies to spread their spores.
- Article from Wikipedia on this order which includes the stinkhorns but now also the earthstars, the coral fungi, some false truffles, club fungi, and chanterelloid fungi.
- Several photographs of this fungus and photographs of its typical habitat and the insects that spread its spores.
Sphaerobolus stellatus, the Cannonball Fungus
- Article by Tom Volk on this interesting species, with an animated drawing of how it can shoot its spore mass a considerable distance.
- Image of the cross section of a developing stinkhorn, Mutinus ravenelii, which takes about half an hour to expand and become fully mature.
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