Observation 350: Astraeus hygrometricus (Pers.) Morgan
When: 1996-07-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: The date is only accurate to the month.

An interesting earthstar I haven’t been able to put a name on. I found it on a holiday to Disneyland in a semi-urban area near the hotel.

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Eyes3
Recognized by sight: In Mushrooms Demystified, p. 705. Should the specimen be larger than it appears to be (spore mass more than 1.5 inches across) it could also be A. pteridis. A. pteridis usually has more pronounced cracking on the stars underneath, which is actually a variation of a multi-layered peridium, such as on what used to be called Radiigera.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus

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