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Rounded Earthstar

Geastrum saccatum


Two spherical gray to brown fruiting bodies surrounded by white and pale coral peridia which have split open to form the star-like shapes. Basidiocarps (spore cases) have a central pore surrounded by a circular, apical disc.


Found on (highly) decayed log in dense mixed hardwood forest

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flowntheloop 11 months ago

Thank you! I'm sure you will find them one day! They are pretty common!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 11 months ago

Love these - they look like mushroom flowers. Another mushroom on my bucket list that I've yet to find!

Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.58, Long: -84.69

Spotted on Oct 9, 2017
Submitted on Oct 12, 2017

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