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

synonyms: Zacskós csillaggomba
Geastrum saccatum Mushroom
Ref No: 7773
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Geastrum saccatum2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7774
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown, 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 saccatum Fr. Zacskós csillaggomba. Fruit body a round, bulblike sac whose outer wall splits, unfolds, and bends back into 4-8 star-like rays. Spore sac 0.5-2cm across, round to flattened with a disc-like depression or mouth area set off from the rest of the spore sac by a distinct ring or shallow groove; buff, dull gray, or brownish, paler at the mouth area; smooth. Spore mass firm; white becoming brownish and powdery. Rays 2-4cm long; upper surface pallid to tan or ochre-brown, undersurface buff to pale tan; rubbery when fresh, sometimes cracking. Spores globose, warty, 3.5-4.5 x 3.5-4.5µ. Habitat singly or in groups around decaying stumps or in leaf litter in hardwood forests or under juniper and conifers. Quite common. Found widely distributed in North America and Europe. Season July-October, but often persisting for months. Not edible.

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GIRISH GOGOI (India) - 06 September 2013

GIRISH GOGOI(INDIA)Gesatrum sp. clicked by GIRISH GOGOI in the month of August 2013 at Jorhat District, Assam
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GIRISH GOGOI (India) - 06 September 2013

GIRISH GOGOI(INDIA)Gesatrum sp. clicked by GIRISH GOGOI in the month of August 2013 at Jorhat District, Assam
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GIRISH GOGOI (India) - 06 September 2013

GIRISH GOGOI(INDIA)Gesatrum sp. clicked by GIRISH GOGOI in the month of August 2013 at Jorhat District, Assam
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GIRISH GOGOI (India) - 06 September 2013

GIRISH GOGOI(INDIA)Gesatrum schmidelii clicked by GIRISH GOGOI in the month of August 2013 at Jorhat District, Assam
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R. Waits (United States) - 02 November 2011

Photographed in Northern California backyard in late October 2011.
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Carol Vergara (Panama) - 02 June 2010

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