Nested Earthstar Geastrum saccatum Fries    Synonyms: Rounded Earthstar.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Geastrales   >   Family Geastraceae   >   Genus Geastrum   

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Found under conifers in leaf litter or near stumps. Spore sac is roundish with a light-colored depression around the point. Fruiting body has a single point of attachment. Surface of rays slightly roughened, spore sac smooth. Old specimens may last for months (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 21 records in the project database.

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A Nested Earthstar in Howard Co., Maryland (9/23/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Nested Earthstar in Howard Co., Maryland (7/31/2015). xamination of the spores by Robert Solem. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/18/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in Howard Co., Maryland (7/31/2013). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/29/2020). (c) vwiest, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by vwiest via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/29/2020). (c) vwiest, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by vwiest via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in Howard Co., Maryland (9/22/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/26/2020). (c) Serenella Linares, all rights reserved. Photo by Serenella Linares via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/2/2011). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Spores of Nested Earthstar in Howard Co., Maryland (7/31/2013). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in Howard Co., Maryland (7/31/2013). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/28/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/26/2020). (c) sblaha, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by sblaha via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (10/13/2020). (c) jtylerbell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Nested Earthstar in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/26/2020). (c) josephmcourtney, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by josephmcourtney via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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