Calostoma rodwayi Lloyd

This is a brown to dark brown puffball which is raised up on a thick gelatinous golden brown stalk. On the top of the puffball are distinctive orange-red lips which cover the opening through which the spores are ejected. Size: up to 20–25 mm diam. Found in beech forest.

They are sometimes called "pretty-mouth" which is a translation from the Greek derived name of Calostoma.



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