Name: Geastrum elegans Vittad.
Most Confident Observations:
Copyright © 2008 Irene Andersson (irenea)
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First person to use this name on MO: Irene Andersson
Editors: La Monte Henry Piggy Yarroll


Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Geastrum elegans

Author: Vittad.

Citation: Monog. Lye. 15. 1842.

Deprecated Synonyms: Geastrum badium Pers., Geastrum furfuraceum P. Ponce de León


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Geastrales

Family: Geastraceae

Genus: Geastrum

Brief Description:

From Ponce. (1968) (public domain):

Unexpanded basidiocarp globose, subterranean, becoming superficial and
expanded when 3-4 cm. wide; exoperidium split profoundly in 7-10
unequal hygroscopic rays, involute when dry; fleshy layer thin,
smooth, blackish; outer layer flocculent with abundant debris and
earth adhering, splitting from the fibrous layer that shines
metallically when exposed; endoperidium sessile, 1 cm. diameter,
depressed-globose, blackish, with the surface wrinkled or minutely
granular; peristome sulcate, concolorous, conical, on depressed
umbilicate zone; apex fimbriate; gleba reddish-umber; capillitium
threads tapering, simple, 6um in diameter, hyaline; spores globose,
5.25-6um diameter, reddish umber, verrucose.

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Created: 2008-10-19 03:22:30 PDT (-0700) by Irene Andersson (irenea)
Last modified: 2010-04-13 04:27:11 PDT (-0700) by La Monte Henry Piggy Yarroll (piggy)
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