Colus hirudinosus group – Craypot Stinkhorn

Colus hirudinosus group includes Colus pusillus

On the ground, in grass and forest litter. The reddish arms burst from a gelatinous egg to form a basket, like a craypot. The arms, attached to a stem, divide at the top and link together to create meshes. These carry the stinking, slimy brown spore mass which attracts flies to disperse the spores.

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