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FungusPisolithus marmoratus

Horse Dung Fungus at Clyde River Retreat

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Pisolithus marmoratus at Clyde River Retreat - 28 Apr 2019
Pisolithus marmoratus at Clyde River Retreat - 28 Apr 2019
Pisolithus marmoratus at Clyde River Retreat - 28 Apr 2019
Pisolithus marmoratus at Clyde River Retreat - 28 Apr 2019

Identification history

Fungus Pisolithus marmoratus 27 Apr 2019 Pam
Fungus Pisolithus marmoratus 27 Apr 2019 Pam
Unidentified 26 Apr 2019 ClydeRiver

Author's notes

Puff balls near the white toadstool previously entered. Both in the 'garden' of a house. Added photos of 'garden' to show 2 eucalypts. In first you might just see fungus at bottom of hedge where footpath meets access road.

11 comments

Pam wrote:
   27 Apr 2019
This 'puff ball' is Pisolithus marmoratus. It is a mycorrhizal fungus so you may want to look at the nearby trees to have some idea of which ones it might be associated with. Pisolithus species are often used in inocculating the roots of Eucalyptus seedlings when establishing plantations. If you cut this in half it will look like its packed with creamy-yellow rice grain looking structures. These will be very tiny near the base where they are immature and increase in size as they mature further up the fungus. When mature they become light brown and powdery. Finally the top or the fungus erodes away releasing its spores.
ClydeRiver wrote:
   27 Apr 2019
We mostly have peppermint gum in this area, though we do have a very wide variety of gums which flower at different times - which is why a bee keeper likes to use our property for his hives - there is one very large gum tree near this spot which I will try to identify ...
ClydeRiver wrote:
   8 May 2019
When I looked at this again a couple of days ago it was just about as large as a cricket ball ...
Pam wrote:
   9 May 2019
Yes, this species can become rather large! They have been know to lift the tar at the edge of roads. A maintenance officer for the RAF told me that they caused him no end of problems when he was working in the NT because they were for ever breaking up the surface of the RAF's runway. Impressive....
ClydeRiver wrote:
   9 May 2019
Yes indeed! I suppose the heat there would have assisted in melting the tarmacadam too.
ClydeRiver wrote:
   6 Jul 2019
I have just taken a look at this fungus. It has now rolled away with its longish stem attached - I had not noticed a stem previously. The broken top surface is of a dark ochre - like the inside of cow dung or perhaps, curry powder.
Pam wrote:
   6 Jul 2019
With that additional information you can now make a positive identification!!! Which will mean a change of species name. We live, we learn! You put it up and I'll confirm it. How do you feel about that?!
ClydeRiver wrote:
   6 Jul 2019
OK - so I put the same complete image again ... Plus I go and take a photo as it is now ... Done.
Hold on to your horses' (dung).
Pam wrote:
   6 Jul 2019
You are such good value!
ClydeRiver wrote:
   6 Jul 2019
OK but I can't see where you have written what the curry coloured dust/spores indicates - so you tell me what indicates what ...
ClydeRiver wrote:
   26 Aug 2019
I am seeing so many of these now ... particularly down our driveway ...

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Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Clyde River Retreat - 20 Sep 2019
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Leptospermum continentale (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 19 Sep 2019
Acacia floribunda (Catkin Wattle) at Clyde River Retreat - 17 Sep 2019
Lomandra multiflora subsp. multiflora (Many-flowered Mat-rush) at Clyde River Retreat - 13 Sep 2019
Hybanthus vernonii (Spade flower) at Clyde River Retreat - 13 Sep 2019
Trametes coccinea (Pycnoporus coccineus) at Clyde River Retreat - 12 Sep 2019
ARANEIDAE (Unidentified Orb weaver) at Clyde River Retreat - 10 Sep 2019
Unidentified Other Wildflower (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 7 Sep 2019
Gompholobium virgatum (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 7 Sep 2019
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Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris (Eastern Spinebill) at Clyde River Retreat - 6 Sep 2019
Unidentified Wattle (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 6 Sep 2019
Unidentified Rush / Sedge (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 6 Sep 2019
Psychotria loniceroides (Hairy Psychotria) at Clyde River Retreat - 5 Sep 2019
Trametes versicolor (Turkey Tail) at Clyde River Retreat - 5 Sep 2019
Dampiera purpurea (Mountain Dampiera) at Clyde River Retreat - 3 Sep 2019
Episcaphula australis (Fungus beetle) at Clyde River Retreat - 2 Sep 2019
Rhytidosporum procumbens (White Marianth) at Clyde River Retreat - 31 Aug 2019
Casuarina cunninghamiana subsp. cunninghamiana (River Oak) at Clyde River Retreat - 31 Aug 2019
Dicranoloma billarderii (Moss) at Clyde River Retreat - 31 Aug 2019
Ramalina celastri (A fruticose lichen) at Clyde River Retreat - 31 Aug 2019
Tristaniopsis laurina (Kanooka, Water Gum) at Clyde River Retreat - 31 Aug 2019
Unidentified Fungus, Moss, Liverwort, etc (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 31 Aug 2019
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 31 Aug 2019
Unidentified Other Wildflower (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 30 Aug 2019
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 27 Aug 2019
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 27 Aug 2019
Hardenbergia violacea (False sarsaparilla) at Clyde River Retreat - 26 Aug 2019
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Clyde River Retreat - 25 Aug 2019
Petrophile pedunculata (Conesticks) at Clyde River Retreat - 22 Aug 2019
Daviesia acicularis (Sandplain Bitter-pea) at Clyde River Retreat - 22 Aug 2019
Leucopogon affinis (Lance Beard-heath) at Clyde River Retreat - 21 Aug 2019
Gompholobium glabratum (Dainty Wedge Pea) at Clyde River Retreat - 21 Aug 2019
Macrozamia communis (Burrawang) at Clyde River Retreat - 20 Aug 2019
Unidentified Moss / Liverwort / Hornwort (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 20 Aug 2019
Parmotrema sp. at Clyde River Retreat - 20 Aug 2019
Unidentified Lichen (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 20 Aug 2019
Hovea heterophylla at Clyde River Retreat - 20 Aug 2019
Ptilonorhynchus violaceus (Satin Bowerbird) at Clyde River Retreat - 19 Aug 2019
Unidentified Lichen (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 17 Aug 2019
Leioderma sorediatum (Leioderma sorediatum) at Clyde River Retreat - 17 Aug 2019
Unidentified Lichen (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 17 Aug 2019
Parmotrema sp. (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 17 Aug 2019
Macropus giganteus (Eastern Grey Kangaroo) at Clyde River Retreat - 7 Aug 2019
Menura novaehollandiae (Superb Lyrebird) at Clyde River Retreat - 2 Aug 2019
Polypore sp. (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 30 Jul 2019
Agarics gilled fungi at Clyde River Retreat - 30 Jul 2019
Calyptorhynchus lathami (Glossy Black-cockatoo) at Clyde River Retreat - 30 Jul 2019
Unidentified Fungus (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 13 Jul 2019
Vombatus ursinus (Bare-nosed Wombat) at Clyde River Retreat - 11 Jul 2019
Oudemansiella gigaspora group (Rooting Shank) at Clyde River Retreat - 11 Jul 2019
Banksia integrifolia subsp. integrifolia (Coast Banksia) at Clyde River Retreat - 11 Jul 2019
Amauroderma rude (Red-staining Stalked Polypore) at Clyde River Retreat - 11 Jul 2019
Oudemansiella gigaspora group (Rooting Shank) at Clyde River Retreat - 6 Jul 2019
Geastrum sp. (Geastrum sp.) at Clyde River Retreat - 5 Jul 2019
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Clyde River Retreat - 4 Jul 2019
Trametes coccinea (Pycnoporus coccineus) at Clyde River Retreat - 2 Jul 2019
Polypore sp. at Clyde River Retreat - 2 Jul 2019
Hypholoma fasciculare (Hypholoma fasciculare) at Clyde River Retreat - 2 Jul 2019
Hypholoma fasciculare (Hypholoma fasciculare) at Clyde River Retreat - 2 Jul 2019
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Clyde River Retreat - 2 Jul 2019
Laccaria sp. (Laccaria) at Clyde River Retreat - 26 Jun 2019
Ptilomacra senex (A Cossid Moth) at Clyde River Retreat - 24 Jun 2019
Scleroderma sp. (Scleroderma) at Clyde River Retreat - 20 Jun 2019
Phellinus sp. (Phellinus sp.) at Clyde River Retreat - 6 Jun 2019
Polypore sp. at Clyde River Retreat - 6 Jun 2019
Banksia ericifolia (Heath banksia) at Clyde River Retreat - 6 Jun 2019
Cyptotrama asprata (Gold Tufts) at Clyde River Retreat - 5 Jun 2019
Unidentified Common moth (TBC) at Clyde River Retreat - 5 Jun 2019
Allocasuarina littoralis (Black She-oak) at Clyde River Retreat - 4 Jun 2019
Austracantha minax (Christmas Spider, Jewel Spider, Spiny Spider) at Clyde River Retreat - 2 Jun 2019

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