Observation 26533: Geastrum floriforme Vittad.

When: 2009-10-10

Collection location: Babler State Park, Wildwood, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

Tough rind was split down the middle. I pulled it apart into three sections,
might not have opened that way. Kind of pink on the inside of the dark rind.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:07 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Babler State Park, Wildwood, Missouri’ to ‘Babler State Park, Wildwood, Missouri, USA

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If less than 2cm wide
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-12 05:00:29 CDT (-0400)

then likely G. floriforme, which has no fibrils on the spore case. Your specimen appears to have more than one apical pore, unusual in Geastrums. It looks like you were being very observant to catch this one: even harder to find while still underground. Nice to see immature material, too rarely seen by the majority of people.

Created: 2009-10-11 00:14:07 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2010-08-26 20:48:55 CDT (-0400)
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