Observation 139103: Geastrum Pers.
When: 2013-07-05
No herbarium specimen

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

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By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2013-07-08 23:08:41 SAST (+0200)

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 22:59:07 SAST (+0200)

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

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