Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Pisolithus
Family: Sclerodermataceae (Fungus)
Taxon : Fungus
Group : Plant

SPECIES
arhizus
NOTES

Large rust coloured or mottled ball up to 170 mm in diameter with an apparent stem which is bright orange-yellow near the base. A purple dye can be extracted from the tip and a yellow dye from the base.


AUTHORITY
(Pers.) Rauschert
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Fungus
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The spores are rust coloured and produced in vast amounts
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Dye ball
Puff ball
Kleursnuifbal
Habitat
NOTES: Found growing under gum trees
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Toxicity
Not edible but toxicity unknown
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Pisolithus tinctorius



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