Observation 50890: Astraeus Morgan

When: 2010-08-14

Collection location: Kalatope wildlife Sanctuary, Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India [Click for map]

Who: Alok Mahendroo (alok)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

-18% (3)
Recognized by sight
70% (4)
Recognized by sight: Like Irene said it has double walls and with the way the rays are cracking in the second photo I would call it Astraeus

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makes sense…
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2011-02-05 09:51:06 PST (-0800)

since in http://mushroomobserver.org/58415?q=3ZBJ I did document a Astraeus hygrometricus in the vicinity of the same area…

Thanks all of you :))

By: Jimmie Veitch (jimmiev)
2011-02-05 08:02:15 PST (-0800)
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2011-02-05 07:13:07 PST (-0800)

I thought so.. but can’t find any confirming reference.. since I could not observe this specimen again.. :((

I don’t
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-02-04 12:36:05 PST (-0800)

recognize it as a Scleroderma.
With those double walls, it looks more related to Geastrum, but I think it’s a different genus. Maybe Astraeus?

i believe
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-02-04 09:49:13 PST (-0800)

in the case of your observation, it is what it is.

I think..
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-02-04 09:35:33 PST (-0800)

I think that Scleroderma spp. are known as “earth balls”.
And species in the genus Geastrum are known as “earth stars”.

Although I could be wrong…

fruiting body..??
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2011-02-04 09:26:28 PST (-0800)

could this be a fruiting body of an earthstar…??

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