Observation 219413: Geastrum welwitschii Mont.

On hardwood mulch mixed with banana (Musa spp.) detritus in the on-campus permaculture garden.

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What about this one:
By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2015-11-03 18:25:52 CST (-0600)


I’m not very familiar with this genera!

Nice find
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2015-11-03 14:21:03 CST (-0600)

Geastrum welwitschii is one of about a half dozen Geastrums that are (or can be) fornicate. The mouth is fibrillose like fornicatum, but the mycelial layer does not collect debris and often becomes detached from the upper layers of the exoperidium. Very cool.

Created: 2015-10-16 17:26:51 CDT (-0500)
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