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Earth Star

Geastrum australe

Description:

New England highway, COLD environment.

2 Comments

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

Hi Katie. I'm 90% certain your spotting is G. australe. However, there are other Geastrum species that look very similar: G. saccatum, G. velutinum, and G. triplex. Also worth considering also, but my image searches always lead me back to my original suggestion.

Doren B
Doren B 6 years ago

This is an Earthstar fungus.
Since I am not familiar with Australian species, I can't give you a specific identification. In mature specimens, a cloud spores will come out of that orifice at the top when the fungus is gently squeezed.

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Apr 7, 2015
Submitted on May 5, 2015

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