|This species is found on the ground, looking very much like an unopened Clathrus egg. At maturity, it looks just like a white egg-shaped structure. This is attached at the base by a thin thread to the volva (basal cup) formed from the remains of the outer egg. When the volva and fruit-body rip apart, the tear created becomes enlarged to allow access to the dry, non-stinking brown spore mass.
An uncommon species found only six times, centring around the Nelson Region. This is classified as an endangered species.