Observation 46385: Geastrum saccatum Fr.

When: 2010-06-06

Collection location: Mendocino, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: found under cypress <1 mile from coast; these are in their unopened stage

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Not so sure…but I don’t have much experience in unopened Geastrum, either.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-06-07 16:18:16 CDT (-0400)

The dark gleba suggests this is already mature AND epigeous. My only experience with geastrum has been with erupent and mature material. This looks to my eye to be an Scleroderma, perhaps S. geastrum? Certainly Geatrum-like, but I’ve never seen Geastrum with a pointed beak before. (Never seen a Scleroderma with a pointed beak either.) Appears to be in sandy soil. Not familiar with Geastrum with cypress, either. Have Monterey cypress near Tillamook, but have only found Scleroderma near them.

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