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Clathrus archeri.jpg
Clathrus archeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Phallales
Family: Phallaceae
Genus: Clathrus
P.Micheli ex L. (1753)
Type species
Clathrus ruber
P.Micheli ex Pers. (1801)
  • Cletria P.Browne (1756)
  • Anthurus Kalchbr. & MacOwan (1800)
  • Colonnaria Raf. (1808)
  • Dycticia Raf. (1808)
  • Aserophallus Lepr. & Mont. (1845)
  • Stephanophallus MacOwan (1880)
  • Clathrella E.Fisch. (1898)
  • Linderia G.Cunn. (1931)
  • Linderiella G.Cunn. (1941)

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. 
  2. ^ Lécuru C, Mornand J, Fiard J-P, Moreau P-A, Courtecuisse C. (2013). "Clathrus roseovolvatus, a new phalloid fungus of the Caribbean". Cryptogamie Mycologie 34 (1): 35–44. doi:10.7872/crym.v34.iss1.2013.35.