Observation 70361: Geastrum saccatum Fr.

When: 2011-06-26

Collection location: Radford, Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)

No specimen available

This Geastrum is about one inch in diameter, in total. I am finding it difficult to distinguish between triplex, which I assume is larger, fimbriatum, or saccatum. The more I read and compare photos, the more confused I’m getting. Any help is appreciated. Mark

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72% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Has the depressed ring at the apex, G. fimbriatum does not, see other photos here on MO.

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Confusion will never end, thats the fun of it.
By: John Steinke (John Steinke)
2011-08-15 09:28:38 ADT (-0300)

Save your specimens, the more collections the better. It does get easier, but there are always collections that do not fit.

By: Mark Prosser (mark prosser)
2011-07-01 12:04:31 ADT (-0300)

Thanks Douglas, and Irene. Mark

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