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fruiting bodies comprise globose black to brown spore cases raised from the soil on a spongy gelatinous woven stalk. The spores are contained in an elastic inner bag inside the spore case. The narrow, branched opening is surrounded by brightly-coloured "lips".
Two species are recorded from New Zealand, both from beech forest.
fruit bodies showing the distinctive gelatinous stalk.
showing the distinctive orange red lips around the opening.