Calostoma fuscum – Common Prettymouth

On the ground in wet forests. The tall stem of this brown stalked puffball is made of roughly gelatinous interwoven strands and supports a multiple-layered head enclosing a spore sac. The head is covered with a warty, brown, semi-circular ‘cap’, which falls off in one piece exposing a raised, red mouth that fades with age.

Generously sponsored by the Adelaide Fungal Studies Group