Observation 172171: Astraeus hygrometricus (Pers.) Morgan
When: 2014-07-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On the edge of a Ponderosa forest near Larkspur, CO, elevation 7300 feet.

Have never seen anything like it. Looks like a “mushroom-capped jellyfish.” I didn’t get an actual measurement, but believe it’s about 4" across, counting the “legs.”

Can anyone identify this?

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Recognized by sight: a genera I am highly unfamiliar with, maybe someone else will know the exact specie

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Created: 2014-08-02 18:22:02 CEST (+0200)
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