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Geastrum sp. (most likely Geastrum australe)
My first Earth Star fungi encounter. Or is it Earthstar? Several specimens found in a small area, in various states of growth and decay. Exact species yet to be determined. Geastrum australe the most likely species, but G. velutinum, G. saccatum, and G. triplex are also possible contenders. Someone who's familiar with these fungi might be able to shed some light. Images searches just confuse me.
In garden mulch and leaf littler, beneath (mostly) palm trees in a well-shaded garden.
My camera and I are not getting along! :-(
Spotted on Mar 26, 2015
Submitted on Mar 26, 2015