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Calostoma Rodwayi

Found at Lake Waikeramoana on May 12, 2001 at the 15th Annual New Zealand Fungal Foray.

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 slimy.

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!!




















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Last Update

 17 Feb 2007


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