Developing stalked puffballs. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW
Maturing stalked puffball. Photo: Don Wood, Scotia Sanctuary, NSW
Mature stalked puffball. Photo: Gaye Drady, Cobar, NSW
Stalked Puffball, False Shaggy Mane, Black Powderpuff
Fungus to 21cm tall. Family formerly Agaricaceae
Looks like Montagnea arenaria when immature. Montagnea arenaria has gills when mature. Podaxis pistillaris has no gills.
Technical description (page 632) and drawings of hyphae and spores (page 633) in Grgurinovic, C. A. (1997), Larger Fungi of South Australia pages 429-431