Red Cage

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Red Cage by Danièle Dugré

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Photographer: Danièle Dugré (see profile)
Competition: Competition 16
Category: The World of Fungi
Location: Ardèche, France


I saw this fungus for the first time last autumn in a forest, with a lot of dead boxwood. I was fascinated by its unique architecture. To me, it looked like a lantern, but in France they call it ‘heart of a witch’. The botanical name is Clathrus ruber, and in English it's more commonly referred to as the latticed stinkhorn, the basket stinkhorn, or the red cage.


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