Observation 197616: Geastrum schmidelii Vittad.
When: 2014-10-26
(34.4365° -105.8084° 1914m)

Notes: in leaf litter under Juniperus monosperma

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Thanks Debbie
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2015-02-01 14:40:27 CST (-0500)

It was a good year for Geasters amongst the junipers of NM.

lovely photo Bob, regardless of latin.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-02-01 12:22:29 CST (-0500)
Were this pectinatum it would be atypical
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2015-02-01 12:05:31 CST (-0500)

G. pectinatum has a much longer stalk and although it can a scattering of oxalate crystals, the light pruinose covering seen here is more characteristic of schmidelii. It is also more common for the rays of schmidelii to turn upward, something not very common for pectinatum. Pectinatum is usually but not always larger.

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