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Common Prettymouth

Calostoma fuscum

Description:

Unusual spheroid fungus with small, hexoid, orange opening at the top. The heads are about 25mm wide. There is a very rough dark stem almost head width and about two to three times the head length.

Habitat:

Growing from loosened reddish soil on a damp embankment. This was within the darkest area of a non-eucalyptus rainforest. The area was also heavily dug over by lyrebirds.

Notes:

Hardened caps usually fall of these by this stage but were not seen.
This species was the target and purpose of our journey on the day.

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Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Ada, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Jun 15, 2020
Submitted on Jun 17, 2020

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