Black Powderpuff

Family: Agaricaceae
Genus: Podaxis
Species: pistillaris
Main Flower Colour: Other


A common fungus found growing in sand in arid and semi-arid areas, often seen along desert tracks. A type of stalked puffball, it has a hard woody stem topped with a papery white cap that appears to be made up of large irregular scales. The cap falls away at maturity revealing a mass of black-brown spores. The whole structure grows to about 10cm high.


The main flower colour is other.


An informative article on aboriginal use of a number of different fungi including Podaxis


Created: 17 Jun 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 23 Jul 2016 - Member - John and Val

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Bio Regions

GSD - Great Sandy Desert

SSD - Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields


Canning Stock Route, Simpson Desert.

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