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cage fungus

Line breaks: cage fun¦gus

Definition of cage fungus in English:

noun

A fetid-smelling fungus that forms a hollow latticed spherical structure, the inner surface of which bears the spores.
  • Genus Clathrus, family Clathraceae, class Gasteromycetes
Example sentences
  • He brought along an example of the cage fungus Clathrus ruber collected from a garden in Pondwell.
  • Liz tells me that while she and Roy were in Majorca they came across several specimens of the fungus Clathrus ruber, sometimes called the cage fungus.
  • The Clathrus, often known as the Cage fungus because of its cage-like appearance when it opens, has tiny filaments that usually lie underground.

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