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Earth Star

Astraeus hygrometricus

Description:

The hole in the middle of the star disperses spores every time a raindrop falls on it, and spores are spread far and wide by the wind. Earth Stars belong to the same family as Puffball fungi.



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Karnataka, India

Lat: 13.51, Long: 75.10

Spotted on Oct 23, 2011
Submitted on Aug 5, 2013

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