Observation 177658: Geastrum pectinatum Pers.
When: 2014-09-11
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Very dark because wet
20 mm

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83% (1)
Recognized by sight: Clearly an earth star. The dark sack seems and thick peridium (outer layer) seem similar to G. minus from Fungi of Japan (apparently a synonym of G. quadrifium). However, the photo in Fungi of Japan does not suggest the love stalk lifing up the sack.
55% (1)
Used references: Seems similar to the image of this species from Fungi of Japan (listed as G. minus), but that photo does not suggest the clear stalk supporting the sack.
86% (2)
Recognized by sight: Geastrum quadrifidum does not have a delineated sulcate peristome. Pectinatum is also the only one I can think of with such a long narrow pedicel.

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