Red List Status -
Fruit body: emerald green, open-lattice cage; 60 - 150 mm diameter; often detaching from the volva upon full maturity; the arms are joined to create a cage-like structure with oval egg-shaped spaces in the net; the outer surface is typically wrinkled and may have a groove, the inner surface is usually more roughly corrugated across the width. Internally the arms consist of thick walled tubes.
Egg: dingy white, up to 30 mm diameter, with white rhizomorphs at the
base. The egg remnants become a whitish volva as the fruiting body emerges, however, the receptacle often detaches itself and may be carried by the wind for some
distance from its place of origin.
Flesh: brittle and spongy.
Gleba (Spore mass): olive-brown or sage-green, thick and slimy, carried on the inner surface of the arms.
Smell: foetid, of rotting meat or faeces, and “faint, smelling of cheese”.
Notes: this cage fungus is recognised by its form and emerald green colours. So far only known from New Caledonia.Patrick Leonard 2019