Species: Claustula fischeri K.M. Curtis (1926) Go Back
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Description:
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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.
 
Common name: Fischer's Egg
Found: Native forest
Substrate: On ground
Spore: White
Height: 50 mm
Width: 45 mm
Season:Autumn
Edible: No, Endangered
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Macro images:
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Claustula fischeriScale bar  
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  Scale =8.3 mm.
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Claustula fischeri  
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  Scale = 8.3 mm.
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Claustula fischeri  
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  Scale = 8 mm.
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Claustula fischeri  
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  Scale = 8 mm.
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Claustula fischeri  
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  Scale = 8 mm.
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