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Geastrum striatum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Beaked Earth Star
Geastrum striatum Mushroom
Ref No: 21877
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Geastrum striatum 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 21878
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Ring on stem
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Geastrum striatum DC. Not often recorded but known since 1805. Beaked Earth Star. Fungus dull cream colour, 1.5-3cm across, with 6-8 spreading (star-like)segments . The fungus has a rather tall distinct stem with a prominent collar below the spore bearing head. Spores brown 4.5-6.2. Found in broad leaved woods, possibly in conifers also. These photographs have been sent to me by Miroslaw Wantoch-Rekowski, many thanks.

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