Calostoma fuhreri – Desert Prettymouth

On the ground, on dry sand-ridges and sandstone and granite outcrops in the Vic-SA ‘Desert’ areas. This small puffball appears as dense black patches. A round dark brown head, covered with black granules, has a raised red mouth and a short, below-ground stem. The fruit-bodies form in cavities below the sand, only popping out in moist conditions.

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