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Remarks (internal):No material of this apparently rare or local species has been available for examination and the above description is taken entirely from the diagnosis and the accompanying figure, which do not contain enough information for it to be adequately characterized. It is, however, an obvious relative of C. preussii, from which it appears to differ in the more markedly ovoid receptacle with elongated lower meshes, the rounded narrow arms apparently lacking a fringe and the transversely rugulose outer surface. The colour was said to be `fusco-olivaceous' which perhaps indicates a copious and evenly distributed gleba; at least it was presumably not red.
There seems at present no reason to accept the synonymy with C. parvulus Bres. & Roum. hinted at by Hennings and proposed by Fischer (1900).
 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:Clathrus camerunensis P. Henn. ex Saccardo, Syll. Fung. 9: 264 (1891) citing Jahrb. d. Bot. Museum, Berlin 1890 (not seen).
Clathrus camerunensis P. Henn., Engler Bot. Jahrb. 14: 358 (1891). - Clathrella kamerunensis (P. Henn.) E. Fischer in Engler & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 1,(1**) : 284 (1898).
Clathrella camerunensis (P. Henn.) E. Fischer, Denkschr. Schweiz. Ges. Nat. 36: 37 (1900). -
Receptacle rather elongate-ovoid, 5 cm high, with about 9 basal arms branching above to form a clathroid mesh with rounded or irregularly polygonal openings up to 1.5 cm across, arms slender, 1.5-2 mm wide, outer surface apparently flattened and transversely rugose, volva whitish, entire, 2 cm wide and high, spores cylindrical 4 x 1-1.5 pm. Fig. 10F.
Type locality: Balimba, Cameroon, 1888.
Distribution. West Africa (Cameroon).Icones: Hennings, Engler Bot. Jahrb. 14, Tab. 6 Fig. 4 (1891), reproduced in Lloyd, Synops. Known Phall., Fig. 74 (1909).
 
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