Clathrus ruber in Scotland

Stephan Helfer S.Helfer at
Thu Sep 19 03:11:18 EST 1996

Dear mycologists
Clathrus ruber, this unusual and rare fungus hasn't been seen in 
Scotland for a long time. Yesterday we received an enquiry here at 
the Royal Botanic Garden from Musselburgh near Edinburgh, Scotland, 
where a number of fruit bodies have grown in a private garden.  

Has anyone else seen this stinkhorn this year in Britain or 
elsewhere? It might be worth looking out for it.

Stephan Helfer


Dr Stephan Helfer, SSO 
Mycologist / Plant Pathologist 

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row, EDINBURGH EH3 5LR,
Scotland UK 

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