Puffball fungi gallery

Pisolithus microcarpus
Pisolithus microcarpus

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

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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.

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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.

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Calastoma fuscum
Calastoma fuscum

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

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Geastrum pectinatum
Geastrum pectinatum

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

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Lycoperdon pyriforme
Lycoperdon pyriforme

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

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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.

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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.

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Bovista brunnea
Bovista brunnea

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

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Bovista species
Bovista species

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

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Scleroderma cepa
Scleroderma cepa

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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