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Weraroa erythrocephala (Scarlet Pouch)

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Subdivision: Agaricomycotina
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae
Genus: Weraroa
Scientific name: Weraroa erythrocephala
Common name: Scarlet Pouch

Growing from dead branch covered in litter on the forest floor in a very damp area in July at the Pukatea Dell. It's pouch like cap is bright red in colour enclosing a brown spore mass. 1.5-3cm in diameter and its stem was white and about 3 cm in length.