Battarrea stevenii – Tall Stiltball

In dry, sandy soil in native vegetation. The woody stem of this puffball is very tall, light brown and scaly. Fruit-bodies emerge from a sand-coloured ‘egg’. This splits to form a cup (volva) at the stem base and, at the top, a cushion-shaped ‘cap’ which falls away in one piece exposing a rusty-brown mass.