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RE: "Alien" Identified!

  • Subject: RE: [cg] "Alien" Identified!
  • From: "Corrie Zoll" czoll@greeninstitute.org
  • Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2005 14:03:35 -0500
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  • Thread-topic: [cg] "Alien" Identified!

Ew.  I figured out that mine are "dog stinkhorn".  Similar but even more obscene-looking.

Corrie Zoll
Minneapolis

-----Original Message-----
From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
[mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com]On Behalf Of Carola Clasen
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 10:38 PM
To: community_garden@mallorn.com
Subject: [cg] "Alien" Identified!


Thanks to all who helped identify the unusual
("hideous") thing that grew in my pot of edibles.
Here it is:
http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Clathrus_archeri.html

Common name:  (octopus) stinkhorn fungus
Now that I know what it is, it's not so scary.
Carola Clasen
The Global Friendship Garden
Lincoln Elementary
Long Beach, CA



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> Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 10:02:49 -0500
> From: "Corrie Zoll" <czoll@greeninstitute.org>
> To: "Carola Clasen" <gardenways@yahoo.com>,
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> We have these in Minnesota, too.  I get scores of
> them at a time in my garden.  They stink and attract
> flies.  The only good news is that they wilt after
> only a day.  I have only seen them bloom in areas
> mulched with wood chips.
> 
> I, too, would like to hear more about these,
> including any suggestions for making them go away.
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> Hoping to see many of you next week-
> 
> Corrie Zoll,
> Minneapolis
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
> [mailto:community_garden-admin@mallorn.com]On Behalf
> Of Carola Clasen
> Sent: Saturday, July 30, 2005 2:05 PM
> To: community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject: [cg] Plant ID, please!?
> 
> 
> Fellow Gardeners,
> 
> Does anyone recognize this (in my opinion) hideous
> plant??
> I found it in a large pot of edibles as I was
> watering. The force of the water probably knocked it
> off it's "base," so I first noticed the "blossom"
> part
> lying on the soil under the leaves of a bush bean. 
> At first, I thought it was a large, pink slug...
> even
> after touching it. Yuk.
> The blossom part is 5 inches long and hollow inside.
> The "pod" part, still in the soil, is white and
> leathery. Also hollow inside.
> This is in southern California. Perhaps it came in
> with the potting soil? 
> I think it is probably carnivorous, as it gives off
> an
> offensive odor.
> PLEASE tell me what it is so I can take it out of my
> refrigerator and dispose of it.
> Thank you,
> Carola 
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