Meaning of cage fungus in English:

cage fungus


  • A fetid-smelling fungus that forms a hollow latticed spherical structure, the inner surface of which bears the spores.

    Genus Clathrus, family Clathraceae, class Gasteromycetes

    ‘He brought along an example of the cage fungus Clathrus ruber collected from a garden in Pondwell.’
    • ‘Liz tells me that while she and Roy were in Majorca they came across several specimens of the fungus Clathrus ruber, sometimes called the cage fungus.’
    • ‘The Clathrus, often known as the Cage fungus because of its cage-like appearance when it opens, has tiny filaments that usually lie underground.’