Observation 163218: Geastrum Pers.
When: 2014-04-10
( 1600m)
No herbarium specimen

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Definately a Geastrum.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-04-10 19:49:50 PDT (-0700)

When still underground, this can look like a Sarcosphaera crassa. The “beak” separates it from that species.

The interior sac (peridium) contains the spore mass, which looks mature, even though the fungus has not opened yet.

Scleroderma never has a “beak” in NA; probably doesn’t have one in Columbia either.

Spore mass looks chocolate-brown.

The ‘nipple’
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-04-10 14:50:02 PDT (-0700)

of the peridium suggests Geastrum, maybe just one that didn’t split?

Created: 2014-04-10 14:37:17 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2014-04-10 19:43:54 PDT (-0700)
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