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Geastrum quadrifidum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Géastre ŕ quatre branches, Kleiner Nesterdstern, Koronás (fészkes) csillaggomba, Rayed Earthstar
Geastrum quadrifidium Mushroom
Ref No: 7771
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Geastrum quadrifidum Pers. ex Pers. Kleiner Nesterdstern Koronás (fészkes) csillaggomba Géastre ŕ quatre branches, Rayed Earthstar. Fruit body opening to 0.5–3cm across, outer wall splitting into 4–8 pointed rays which bend strongly downwards, the tips adhering to a basal membranous cup in the substrate as in G. fornicatum. Spore sac on a short stalk 1.5–2.5mm long which forms a ridge-like collar below the lead-grey spore sac, opening by a central pore surmounting a pallid, conical mouth. Spores brown, globose, warted, 3.5–5um. Habitat in coniferous woods. Season autumn. Rare. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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