Collared Earthstar Geastrum triplex Junghuhn

Status:

Found solitary or scattered on the ground under hardwoods or conifers. Fruits in late summer and fall (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Description:

A bowl-like collar is present below the spore sac. Unlike the similar-appearing Barometer Earthstar, the rays of the Collared Earthstar are not hygroscopic (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Mature fruiting body of Collared Earthstar with slightly deflated spore sac in Howard Co., Maryland (9/9/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

The bottom of a fruiting body of Collared Earthstar in Howard Co., Maryland (9/9/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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