Here you can buy unique photos of the Clathus Archeri (synonyms: Lysurus archeriAnthurus archeriPseudocolus archeri), a rare fungus also known as Octopus Stinkhorn or Devil’s Fingers.

The origin of the clathus Archeri lies in Australia and New Zealand. It can now also be found in Europe, North America and Asia. The young fungus erupts from a suberumpent egg by forming into four to seven elongated slender arms initially erect and attached at the top. The arms then unfold to reveal a pinkish-red interior covered with a dark-olive spore-containing gleba. In maturity it smells like putrid flesh. Recently, C. archeri var. alba with white tentacles or arms has been reported from the Shola Forests in the Western Ghats, Kerala, India. (Source: Wikipedia)

In other languages it is known as:

  • Inktviszwam (Nederlands)
  • Tintenfischpilz (Deutsch)
  • Inkvisstinkhoring (Afrikaans)
  • Anthurus d’Archer (Français)
  • Okratek australijski (Polski)
  • Bläckfisksvamp (Svenska)

More photos will follow.