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Calostoma fuscum

Common Prettymouth


The fruit body consists of a more or less globular sac of powdery spores atop a broad stem. The brown spore sac is about a centimetre in diameter and has a star-shaped mouth, initially bright red. At first there is a hemispherical cap over the spore sac and that cap falls off in one piece.


The stem (several centimetres long and 1 or 2 in diameter) looks like a braided bundle of roughened cords and has a rubbery texture (at least initially or in moist conditions).


Found growing from the ground, often in wet forests.


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Species information

  • Calostoma fuscum Scientific name
  • Common Prettymouth Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 938m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning

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