Calostoma rodwayi – Forest Prettymouth

On the ground, amongst litter and bryophytes in Myrtle Beech forests. Only the brown head of this species appears above the litter. The head containing the spore sac appears pale brown and ‘blistered’ after the outer layer flakes off, and there is a scarlet to orange mouth at the top. The hidden stem is made of loosely interwoven gelatinous threads.

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