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FungusPisolithus sp.

Unnamed at Hughes, ACT

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Pisolithus sp. at Hughes, ACT - 3 Apr 2018
Pisolithus sp. at Hughes, ACT - 3 Apr 2018
Pisolithus sp. at Hughes, ACT - 3 Apr 2018

Identification history

Fungus Pisolithus sp. 4 Apr 2018 Heino1
Unidentified 27 Mar 2018 JackyF

Author's notes

First photo 27.3 - single specimen by track, whitish, rounded top, somewhat elongated, smaller than tennis ball, no underside or stem visible above ground. Photos 2 and 3 taken 3 April to assist with identification.

3 comments

Heino1 wrote:
   3 Apr 2018
Still not fully developed. Possibly (1) a species of Pisolithus or (2) some other fungus akin to a puffball or (3) some stem-cap-gills fungus, but with the stem yet to extend and the cap still to expand. If either of 1 or 2 it may still be there, but now mature and another photo might provide enough information to get an idea of genus. In the absence of any further information I'd have to categorise this as 'inconclusive evidence'.
JackyF wrote:
   3 Apr 2018
Heino1 - Thanks so much. I have just edited this sighting to include two more photos taken today - it is now more elongated but no obvious stem. On edge of a meat ant nest. No others in this spot, but I notice that a meat ant nest about 30m away has a large old fungus by its edge, now reduced to ochre-coloured, powdery, exploded-looking mass. Adding the new photos automatically changed the sighting date to today, sorry.
Heino1 wrote:
   4 Apr 2018
JackyF, thank you for the extra photos. Eventually this will turn into powdery spores, with the relatively brittle skin breaking away to expose those spores. At first spores will be present only near the top but then as these blow away, more will mature lower down (to be blown away in turn) and the process will continue. So, unless kicked out or squashed most of this fruit body will disappear, except for possibly a low, spore-less base. When it is mature, that outer skin may remain white or become brown (depending on which species this is).

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Acaena x ovina (Sheep's Burr) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Jan 2019
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Jan 2019
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Jan 2019
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Jan 2019
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Jan 2019
Jalmenus ictinus (Stencilled Hairstreak) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Jan 2019
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Jan 2019
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Jan 2019
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Hughes, ACT - 11 Jan 2019
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jan 2019
Chrysocephalum apiculatum (Common Everlasting) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Jan 2019
Amyema miquelii (Box Mistletoe) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2019
Eucalyptus melliodora (Yellow Box) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2019
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Jan 2019
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Jan 2019
Oriolus sagittatus (Olive-backed Oriole) at Hughes, ACT - 2 Jan 2019
Cynoglossum suaveolens (Sweet Hounds Tongue) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Dec 2018
Oedaleus australis (Australian Oedaleus) at Hughes, ACT - 22 Dec 2018
Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Dec 2018
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Hughes, ACT - 18 Dec 2018
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Threskiornis spinicollis (Straw-necked Ibis) at Hughes, ACT - 4 Dec 2018
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Hughes, ACT - 30 Nov 2018
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Hughes, ACT - 27 Nov 2018
Geranium sp. at Hughes, ACT - 11 Nov 2018
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Nov 2018
Bulbine bulbosa (Golden Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Oct 2018
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Oct 2018
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Hughes, ACT - 1 Sep 2018
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Aug 2018
Corvus coronoides (Australian Raven) at Hughes, ACT - 24 Apr 2018
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Jan 2018
Eryngium ovinum (Blue Devil) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Jan 2017
Arthropodium fimbriatum (Chocolate Lily) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Nov 2016
Clematis leptophylla (Small-leaf Clematis, Old Man's Beard) at Hughes, ACT - 8 Sep 2016
Swainsona monticola (Notched swainson-pea) at Hughes, ACT - 29 Nov 2001

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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