Observation 50890: Astraeus Morgan
When: 2010-08-14
No herbarium specimen

Proposed Names

-18% (3)
Eye3
Recognized by sight
70% (4)
Eyes3
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

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

Comments

Add Comment
makes sense…
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2011-02-05 07:51:06 HST (-1000)

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 :))

alok,
By: jimmiev
2011-02-05 06:02:15 HST (-1000)
Irene…
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2011-02-05 05:13:07 HST (-1000)

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 10:36:05 HST (-1000)

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 07:49:13 HST (-1000)

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

I think..
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-02-04 07:35:33 HST (-1000)

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 07:26:28 HST (-1000)

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

Created: 2010-08-20 05:51:53 HST (-1000)
Last modified: 2011-02-05 06:04:50 HST (-1000)
Viewed: 212 times, last viewed: 2016-11-27 18:28:59 HST (-1000)
Show Log