Puffball fungi gallery

Pisolithus microcarpus
Pisolithus microcarpus

Inside of the Horse Dung Fungus showing the spore mass. Photo by Herman Anderson.

Pisolithus microcarpus
Pisolithus microcarpus

Also known as the Horse Dung Fungus because it can be mistaken for horse dung! It is a useful fungus for dyeing. Approximately 5cm in diameter. Photo by Herman Anderson.

Pisolithus microcarpus
Pisolithus microcarpus

Also known as the Horse Dung Fungus because it can be mistaken for horse dung! It is a useful fungus for dyeing. Approximately 5cm in diameter. Photo by Herman Anderson.

Calastoma fuscum
Calastoma fuscum

This puffball is found growing on soil year round. Photo by Steve Sargent.

Geastrum pectinatum
Geastrum pectinatum

Also known as a Stalked puffball. An introduced species found on soil with a distinctive 'stalk'. Photo by Charlie Price.

Lycoperdon pyriforme
Lycoperdon pyriforme

Approximately 2cm across, found growing on wood, no distinct stipe, as opposed to L.perlatum. Photo by Charlie Price.

Lycoperdon perlatum
Lycoperdon perlatum

This long-lived and common puff fungi grows in groups on soil and has a pyramidal shape with an obvious stipe. The fine whitish spines on the outer surface wear off with age and environmental factors. Photo by Heather Elson.

Lycoperdon perlatum
Lycoperdon perlatum

This long-lived and common puff fungi grows in groups on soil and has a pyramidal shape with an obvious stipe. The fine whitish spines on the outer surface wear off with age and environmental factors. Photo by Shell Lannigan.

Bovista brunnea
Bovista brunnea

Found on soil and approximately 3cm in diameter. Photo by Charlie Price.

Bovista species
Bovista species

Found on soil and approximately 3cm in diameter. Photo by Genevieve Gates.

Scleroderma cepa
Scleroderma cepa

The leathery yellow-brown skin conceals a purple-black inner spore mass. Photo by Heather Elson.

Scleroderma cepa
Scleroderma cepa

This species which may be up to around 7cm across, is common along roadsides and walking tracks. The leathery yellow-brown skin conceals a purple-black inner spore mass. Photo by Charlie Price.

Schleroderma cepa
Schleroderma cepa

This species which may be up to around 7cm across, is common along roadsides and walking tracks. The leathery yellow-brown skin conceals a purple-black inner spore mass. Photo by Adrian Cooper.

Mycenastrum corium
Mycenastrum corium

A relatively large puffball at approximately 20cm in diameter and without a stipe. This fungus is found along roadsides and grass lands. Photo by Herman Anderson.

Gaestrum triplex
Gaestrum triplex

Commonly known as the Earth Star this species is easily identified by its star-like shape. It is found growing on soil year round. Photo by Esme Atkinson.

Gaestrum triplex
Gaestrum triplex

Commonly known as the Earth Star this species is easily identified by its star-like shape. It is found growing on soil year round. Photo by Heather Elson.

Gaestrum triplex
Gaestrum triplex

Commonly known as the Earth Star this species is easily identified by its star-like shape. It is found growing on soil year round. Photo by Heather Elson.

Gaestrum triplex
Gaestrum triplex

Commonly known as the Earth Star this species is easily identified by its star-like shape. It is found growing on soil year round. Photo by Heather Elson.