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Hygroscopic Earthstar

Asteraeus hygrometricus


The tough, leathery fruiting bodies of Astraeus hygrometricus can persist for months but are easily overlooked, especially in dry weather, when the rays fold tightly over the spore sac.


Sandy forest with pine and oak

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Hygroscopic Earthstar
Asteraeus hygrometricus California Fungi: Astraeus hygrometricus

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Jan 5, 2015
Submitted on Jan 14, 2015

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