Claustula Fischeri – Bunyip Egg

On the ground, in wet forests of Tasmania. Unlike other more bizarre stinkhorns, Bunyip Egg is just a white egg-shaped structure. This is attached at the base by a thin thread to the purple volva (basal cup) formed from remains of the outer egg. When the volva and fruit-body rip apart, the tear created becomes enlarged to allow faunal access to the dry, non-stinking brown spore mass.