Like all Lycoperdon species, they have a sterile stipe, resulting in their pestle shape. These start out white and covered in small scales. As they develop, they darken and the scales weather off, leaving a reticulated pattern.
Common name: Devil's Snuffbox
Found: Native forest
Height: 80 mm
Width: 40 mm
Season: Late summer to late autumn.
Edible: Yes when young
The same puffball two weeks later showing how most of the scales have weathered off.
Although its unusual to see this species on wood it does happen when the wood is well rotted.