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Clathrus ruber P. Micheli ex Pers., Syn. meth. fung. (Göttingen) 2: [241] (1801)

Clathrus cancellatus L., Syst. mycol. (Lundae) 2(2): 288 (1823)

Habitat: On soil in woodland, parkland or gardens, often coastal in distribution.

Notes: Rarely reported. Possibly native in the south of Britain, or an old introduction. Slowly spreading in England and reported from Warwickshire to West Cornwall. A single record from the Republic of Ireland (Dublin: Clontarf) and old records from Scotland. R.

Distribution: E: !, S: !, ROI: !, Other: Channel Islands: o

Vouchers: England: K(M) 28308; Other: Channel Islands: K(M) 28443

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D+I:, in Breitenbach, J., Kränzlin, F., Fungi of Switzerland Non gilled fungi, Heterobasidiomycetes, Aphyllophorales, Gasteromycetes 2: 412 pp. (1986), p. 398, pl. 524
D+I:, in Pegler, D.N., Læssøe, T., & Spooner, B.M, British Puffballs, Earthstars and Stinkhorns: an account of the Gasteroid Fungi: 1-255 (1995), p. 184-185, pl. Figs 147/148

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