Phallus rubicundus

Phallus rubicundus.

These occurs widely in tropical areas, growing on leaf litter and mulch.
They grow singly, or in groups arising from one mycelium.

The gelatinous, white, round egg is up to 3 cm in diameter.
The egg sac remains at the base of the stalk as the volva.

The orange to red stalk, up to 15 cm high, tapers towards the top.
It has a spongy consistency, is hollow and the surface is pitted.

At the top is a wrinkled, red, conical or bell-shaped, cap up to 4 cm high.
The gleba is on the cap which has a hole at its tip.