Apothecia survive in the fallen plant debris over winter, releasing spores when the temperature is warm again.
When mature, the apothecia open by triangular flaps to release spores.
In order to reproduce, males release spores into the air which drift until they become attached to a female.
It reproduces by releasing single-celled spores which drift off in the sea and grow into new plants.
The pod bursts, releasing deadly spores all over the factory.
These sporangia will then release spores which hatch into amoebae to begin the life cycle again.
Give them dry leaves, high humidity and cool nights and they are keen to release spores.
The long, usually columnar fruiting body reaches 5-15 cm above the surface and releases spores.
These seeds would eventually release poisonous spores, killing them and everyone around them.
The spike has about 4-18 segments on each side, each of which opens up when ripe to release spores.