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These fungi have two layers (peridium). The inner layer contains the spores and the outer layer opens when the fungus is mature in a specific shape that gives it the name of earthstar.
Pine tree (Pines silvestris) forest in the mountains.
Camera Model: NIKON D300. Exposure Time: 1/160 sec.; f/11; ISO Speed Rating: 400. Exposure Bias: 0 EV. Focal Length: 90.0 mm. Flash fired.