Aseroe, the flower fungus, has a white stalk-like base and several tapering bright red arms. Aseroe has free arms, and at the top of the stalk there is a flat, perforated disc, from which the paired arms arise.
Saprobic on soil and litter. Often in disturbed sites in natural areas.
Anthurus is very similar, distinguished by the lack of a flat disc and by the arms often remaining joined at their tips. The forms common on garden mulch often vary in the pairing and number of arms.


NZFungi Entry

Aseroe rubra