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For the gastropod genus, see Clathrus (gastropod).
Clathrus archeri.jpg
Clathrus archeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Phallales
Family: Phallaceae
Genus: Clathrus
P. Micheli ex L.
Type species
Clathrus ruber
P. Micheli ex Pers.

1756 Cletria P. Browne
1800 Anthurus Kalchbr. & MacOwan
1808 Colonnaria Raf.
1808 Dycticia Raf.
1845 Aserophallus Lepr. & Mont.
1880 Stephanophallus MacOwan
1898 Clathrella E. Fisch.
1931 Linderia G. Cunn.
1942 Linderiella G. Cunn.

Clathrus is a genus of basidiomycete fungi of the family Phallaceae. As with other stinkhorn fungi, mature fruit bodies are covered with olive-brown slimy gleba, containing spores, which attracts flies. These fungi are common in mulch and are saprobic.



  1. ^ "Clathrus P. Micheli ex L. 1753". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2010-10-29.