A stinkhorn in which the outer ‘egg’ layer remains more or less intact. With very robust rhizomorphs extending from the base, and with a layer of elongate, gelatinous locules surrounding the internal mass of spores. Resembles the unopened ‘eggs’ of Ileodictyon.
Three species have been reported from New Zealand. P. nothofagi differs from the species illustrated below in having a wall about 1 mm thick and an outer layer which easily peels away.


NZFungi Entry

Protubera parvispora

Characterised by a thick, jelly-like wall (about 5-10 mm thick).

Protubera hautuensis

Characterised by a very thin, delicate wall.