Observation 93344: Geastrum triplex Jungh.

When: 2012-04-26

Collection location: Mount Barker, South Australia, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Kari (Kari)

No specimen available

I stumbled across a colony of these “Earth Stars” at the bottom of my property.

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By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-04-26 04:08:23 CDT (-0400)

5 cm can be suitable for both species, although unusually small for triplex. They can be hard to tell apart, but I’ll add saccatum here as another possible ID.

By: Kari (Kari)
2012-04-26 02:35:02 CDT (-0400)

It was roughly 5 cm in diameter – it would’ve been larger, of course, if unfurled.

How big is it?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-04-26 02:24:33 CDT (-0400)

Maybe saccatum? It’s smaller than triplex and has a more pronounced ring around the peristome.

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