Pisolithus spCommon name: Dog poo fungus

Meaning of name: Unknown.

Distribution: Unknown.

Aboriginal name: Noomar.

Aboriginal use: The spores were used to prevent infection and promote healing. The young fruits were eaten.

Description: This fungus grows in leaf litter and disturbed areas. It can sometimes be found to be pushing through bitumen.

These can grow up to 25 centimetres tall and become powdery as they disintegrate and release their spores.

References: Fungi of the Perth Region and Beyond. Neale L Bougher. http://www.bushlandperth.org.au/activities/perth-fungi-project

Noongar Bush Medicine, Medicinal Plants of the South-west of Western Australia. Vivienne Hansen & John Horsfall. 2016