Observation 139103: Geastrum Pers.

When: 2013-07-05

Collection location: Natrona Co., Wyoming, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

We found this earthstar in a dry wash under desert scrub.

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By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2013-07-08 16:08:41 CDT (-0500)

Hi Christian,

I did not check to see if this mushroom was hygroscopic, but a different little Geastrum I found in similar habitat probably was. That other specimen was spread out when I found it in the rain, but the rays of the “star” folded back into a sphere when it dried out.

The fruit body in this observation was dry when we found it, and it went into the collection box dry. I should have an expert ID and an herbarium number for this one in a few days.

beautiful and a question
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-07-08 15:59:07 CDT (-0500)

Nice fruitbody!
Did you check to see if it was hygroscopic at all? A few Geastrum are

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