Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Dead Man's Foot

Pisolithus tinctorius


Spotted in Costa Mesa, under an eucalyptus tree. A basidiomycota fungus.

No species ID suggestions


Seema a year ago

thank u for the info, Orbea....u r right..identifying fungi is so tricky job..

orbea a year ago

Hi Seema, do you mean Pitholithus with that common name? It can be sometimes hard to tell which common name refers to which species as most fungi do not have one. And this is why a cross section would help so much. :)

Seema a year ago

Hi Orbea....I think its dead man's foot fungus...

orbea a year ago

Please make a cross section next time, I would guess Scleroderma.

Seema 3 years ago

Please suggest an identity for this fungi.

Irvine, California, USA

Lat: 33.72, Long: -117.79

Spotted on Jan 31, 2012
Submitted on Jan 31, 2012

Related spottings

Puffball fungus Hongo verstuifzwam Seta del tinte

Nearby spottings

Tidy tips Unknown spotting Mitred Parrakeet Mosquito-like insect