Observation 63723: Geastrum pectinatum Pers.

When: 2011-02-20

Collection location: Grass Lake, Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

located under a grove of Thuja Plicata.

Temp/weather- warm, sunny upper 40’s-low 50’s.

From the literature in Arora’s book it indicates these are usually a Southwestern species. As far as I can tell(and can key) these are pectinatum. Very interesting little specimens- much smaller than G. saccatum (about 4-6cm. base and 1-3cm ball cap).



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Thanks Debbie!
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-02-20 22:04:07 CST (-0600)

Your Lacifomes find is incredible by the way-Very impressive! I always have wanted to find one of those :)

very cool Geastrum! Love its little stalk…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-02-20 21:53:38 CST (-0600)

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