Name: Geastrum floriforme Vittad.
Most Confident Observations:
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
Editors: Michael Wood

Nomenclature:

Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Geastrum floriforme

Author: Vittad.

Citation: Monograph Lycoperd: p. 23. 1842.

Deprecated Synonyms: Geastrum delicatus Morgan, Geastrum simulans Lloyd, Geastrum spegazzinianum De Toni, Geaster floriformis Vittad., Geastrum sibiricum Pilát

Misspellings: Geaster hungaricus Hollós, Geaster pazschkeanus P. Henn., Geastrum pazschkeanum P. Henn.

Classification:

Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Geastrales

Family: Geastraceae

Genus: Geastrum

Lifeform:
Brief Description:

From Ponce. (1968) (public domain):

Unexpanded basidiocarp subglobose, depressed globose, sometimes
pointed at the apex, dirty white, first subterranean, becoming
superficial and expanded when 2-6 cm. diameter; exoperidium split to
about the middle into 5-8 subequal, narrow, acute, hygroscopic rays,
folding over the endoperidium when dry, saccate with the tips expanded
or revolute when moist; fleshy layer smooth or transversely cracked,
tenuous, waxy-cartilaginous, pinkish brown; outer layer (mycelial
layer) thin, whitish, at first with adherent sand, soon flaking away
and leaving exposed the glabrous, ochraceous or brown fibrous layer;
base slightly umbilicate or rounded with scar at point of attachment;
endoperidium sessile, 1-1.5 cm. diameter, subglobose, oblong, oval,
albidocinereuous, to light brown, almost smooth, or covered at first
with fine granules that later disappear; mouth only a puncture or slit
with short radiating fissures, naked, with no definite peristome,
fimbriate when old; gleba umber; columella tenuous, compressed, or
none; spores globose, 5-6um, warted, verrucose, reddish brown;
capillitium threads varying in thickness but always slightly thinner
than the spores, almost hyaline, simple or sometimes slightly branched
near the ends.

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Created: 2007-01-10 00:03:52 CST (-0500) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
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