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Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon Cibarium)

Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon Cibarium)

Basket Fungus (Ileodictyon Cibarium)

We saw several of these when we did the Mount Auckland Atuanui Walkway. They grow like puffballs on the ground – this one would be about 10cm in diameter – then the skin bursts and reveals this pretty structure. (But they are smelly.)

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  1. It looks so beautiful. Isn’t nature wonderful? It’s a fine shot.

  2. What an amazing thing.

  3. I would very much like to come across one of these one day – though I expect I would take its photo in colour.


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