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Pisolithus Arhizus

   (Family: Sclerodermataceae)
   
Common name: Dye ball, Puff ball EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Inedible
Size: 60 - 170 mm
Colour:
Rusty brown or tawny (fulvous)
Spore bearing structure:   Other
Spore colour:
Rusty brown
Medicinal:  
Fruiting season: winter
General info: EDIT
These large, rusty to mottled blackish balls have a well-developed rooting base which may resemble a long stem. Usually bright yellow-orange near the base. Old specimens erode at the top to release huge quantities of spores.
 
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: ovoid
Pileus (Cap) decorations: none
Gill attachment: none
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: none
 
 
 
Stem: EDIT
 
 
 
Habitat: Grows on the ground
Habitat info: EDIT
Usually found under or in the vicinity of eucalyptus trees, it is mycorrhizal on their roots
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