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Previous research

  • A friend of mine shared a link of some beautiful fungi: http://imgur.com/a/Dii3H. I was intrigued by the curious critter below -- it seems to have honed the power of buckyball geometry, presumably much before we Humans ever did (search: Buckminsterfullerene to learn about a feat of chemical engineering).

  • Google reverse-image search almost got me the answer I needed, but no species name.

  • I've asked friends on Facebook with no answers yet.


Question

What is the name of this species of fungus?

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EDIT: I'm an idiot... the Imgur had species names, thus answering my question, post-mortem. Thanks @skymningen for pointing that out.

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    $\begingroup$ If you like the general idea of how wondrous mathematics in nature can be, read "What Shape is a Snowflake?" by Ian Stewart. It's a nice read, I loved it as a youth and I blame some of my fascination for biology to this book. $\endgroup$ – skymningen May 27 '15 at 12:45
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    $\begingroup$ @AtlLED, I'm not quite sure what you mean? As in to add the species name? $\endgroup$ – hello_there_andy May 27 '15 at 13:18
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry, I mean the top heading title not the question title. The "Edit: I'm an idiot..." part is kind of jarring. I don't think it needs to be deleted. Maybe a more subtle note after the link? Anyway, I guess this is more of a style point so feel free to ignore. $\endgroup$ – Atl LED May 27 '15 at 14:26
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    $\begingroup$ @skymningen so so wonderful $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Aug 29 '16 at 14:28
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    $\begingroup$ @hello_there_andy I am not a native english speaker. Connotations of words might be different in my native language. It was supposed to be a cheeky comment. $\endgroup$ – skymningen Mar 13 '17 at 8:18
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Looks very similar to Clathrus ruber fungus.

Be careful, it is poisonous.

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    $\begingroup$ Actually... the link the OP gave has named pictures and it was also named as Clathus ruber there. So I guess you got it right. $\endgroup$ – skymningen May 27 '15 at 12:48
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    $\begingroup$ @skymningen I didn't use the link in question. Hm, nice to know. $\endgroup$ – Ilan May 27 '15 at 12:51
  • $\begingroup$ @skymningen thanks for pointing that out... I genuinely didn't notice those... *facepalm*... *re-edits the question* $\endgroup$ – hello_there_andy May 27 '15 at 13:06
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    $\begingroup$ @hello_there_andy Happens. Without that question I would have never known this interesting fungus! $\endgroup$ – skymningen May 28 '15 at 6:08
  • $\begingroup$ Who knew fungi could be so... fun. Sorry that pun had to be done. @skymningen $\endgroup$ – hello_there_andy May 28 '15 at 14:20

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