Observation 106376: Geastrum Pers.

When: 2012-08-10

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53° 78.15°

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

Fruiting on the bank of a clay/sand road cut through mixed hardwood forest. The unopened balls were about 3 cm diameter. I cut open the one in image 2.

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46% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Very dark peridium and cracking indicates this is several month old. The gleba appears blackish to me. But I can see no spore case or apical pore for the spore case. Perhaps already eroded?

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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