Found at Lake Waikeramoana on May 12, 2001 at the 15th Annual New Zealand
Fascinating mushroom. To me, this looks just like a jelly fish, with a head
and tentacles following behind.
It is actually a puffball raised on gelatinous strands, which are quite
The head is rounded and brown in colour. It has a cover or hat like layer
that falls off at maturity revealing a red star shaped mouth through which
the spores are released.
Habitat: From Ground.
Edibility: Doubt it, not very appetizing anyway!!
Different people react
differently to different mushrooms.
NEVER eat a wild mushroom
without being 100% sure it is safe to do so.