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Dyeball

Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Boletales: Sclerodermataceae: Pisolithus arhizus (Scop.) Rauschert

Pisolithus arhizus – dyeball

Synonyms: Cauloglossum novozelandicum, Endacinus tinctorius, Lycoperdodes arrhizon, Lycoperdodes conglomeratum, Lycoperdodes crassipes, Lycoperdodes tinctorium, Lycoperdodes tuberosum, Lycoperdodes turgidum, Lycoperdon arrizon, Pisocarpium arhizum, Pisocarpium clavatum, Pisolithus arenarius, Pisolithus tinctorius, Pisomyces arenarius, Polypera arenaria, Polysaccum acaule, Polysaccum arenarium, Polysaccum conglomeratum, Polysaccum cranium, Polysaccum crassipes, Polysaccum olivaceum, Polysaccum pisiocarpum, Polysaccum pisocarpium, Polysaccum subarrhizum, Polysaccum tuberosum, Polysaccum turgidum, Scleroderma arhizum, Scleroderma tinctorium.

Common names: dyeball, Dye-maker's False Puffball.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Pisolithus arhizus is a widespread earth-ball like fungus, which may in fact be several closely related species. Common names include dead man's foot and dyeball. It is known in Australia as the horse dung fungus, in South Africa as perdebal, and in Europe as the Bohemian truffle. This puffball's black viscous gel is used as a natural dye for clothes. Pisolithus arhizus is a major component in mycorrhizal fungus mixtures that are used in gardening as powerful root stimulators.

Czech: Měcháč písečný, Finnish: Hernekuukunen, French: Pisolithus arrhizus, German: Gemeiner Erbsenstreuling, Hungarian: Osztott pöfeteg, Polish: Purchatnica piaskowa, Russian: Пизолитус красильный, Swedish: Ärtröksvamp, Ukrainian: Пізоліт безкореневий.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Dyeball mushroom (<B>Pisolithus arhizus</B>, Pisolithus tinctorius) taken from a lawn on campus of Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-13.htm">September 13, 2018</A>
LinkDyeball mushroom (Pisolithus arhizus, Pisolithus tinctorius) taken from a lawn on campus of Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, September 13, 2018
Horse dung fungus (dyeball mushroom, <B>Pisolithus arhizus</B>, Pisolithus tinctorius) taken from a lawn on campus of Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-13.htm">September 13, 2018</A>
LinkHorse dung fungus (dyeball mushroom, Pisolithus arhizus, Pisolithus tinctorius) taken from a lawn on campus of Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, September 13, 2018
Dissectedorse dung fungus (dyeball mushroom, <B>Pisolithus arhizus</B>, Pisolithus tinctorius) taken from a lawn on campus of Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-13.htm">September 13, 2018</A>
LinkDissectedorse dung fungus (dyeball mushroom, Pisolithus arhizus, Pisolithus tinctorius) taken from a lawn on campus of Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, September 13, 2018
Dyeball mushroom (<B>Pisolithus arhizus</B>, Pisolithus tinctorius) on a sandy lawn in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-18.htm">September 18, 2018</A>
LinkDyeball mushroom (Pisolithus arhizus, Pisolithus tinctorius) on a sandy lawn in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 18, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Dyeball mushroom (<B>Pisolithus arhizus</B>, Pisolithus tinctorius) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-21.htm">September 21, 2018</A>
LinkDyeball mushroom (Pisolithus arhizus, Pisolithus tinctorius) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 21, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Close up of dyeball mushroom (<B>Pisolithus arhizus</B>, Pisolithus tinctorius) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-21.htm">September 21, 2018</A>
LinkClose up of dyeball mushroom (Pisolithus arhizus, Pisolithus tinctorius) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, September 21, 2018
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Tuff puffball mushrooms (Scleroderma texense) and dyeball fungus (<B>Pisolithus arhizus</B>, Pisolithus tinctorius) on a flowerbed with mulch at Spence Street on campus of Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-01.htm">October 1, 2018</A>
LinkTuff puffball mushrooms (Scleroderma texense) and dyeball fungus (Pisolithus arhizus, Pisolithus tinctorius) on a flowerbed with mulch at Spence Street on campus of Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, October 1, 2018
Location on mapsRichardson Petroleum Engineer Bldg, 245 Spence St, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Dyeball mushroom (<B>Pisolithus arhizus</B>, Pisolithus tinctorius) in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-14.htm">October 14, 2018</A>
LinkDyeball mushroom (Pisolithus arhizus, Pisolithus tinctorius) in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, October 14, 2018
Location on mapsBastrop State Park, 100 Park Road 1A, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA
Dyeball mushrooms (<B>Pisolithus arhizus</B>, Pisolithus tinctorius) on wood chips in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-14.htm">October 14, 2018</A>
LinkDyeball mushrooms (Pisolithus arhizus, Pisolithus tinctorius) on wood chips in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, October 14, 2018
Location on maps321 Harmon Rd, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA
Dyeball mushroom (<B>Pisolithus arhizus</B>, Pisolithus tinctorius) taken from a lawn on campus of Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-18.htm">September 18, 2019</A>
LinkDyeball mushroom (Pisolithus arhizus, Pisolithus tinctorius) taken from a lawn on campus of Texas A and M University. College Station, Texas, September 18, 2019

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