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

synonyms: Géastre frangé, Gewimperter Erdstern, Sessile Earthstar
Geastrum sessile 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7775
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Geastrum sessile Mushroom
Ref No: 7776
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Geastrum sessile3 Mushroom
Ref No: 7777
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: Light to dark brown
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Geastrum sessile (Sow.) Pouz. syn. G. fimbriatum Fr. syn. G. rufescens Pers. ex Kits Gewimperter Erdstern Géastre frangé, Sessile Earthstar. Fruit body opening to 2–3cm across, globose at first, splitting into 5–8 pointed rays, pale cream with flesh tinge. Spore sac 8–15mm across, sessile, pale cream to buff, opening by a central pore surmounting a slightly raised mouth, not delineated from the spore sac. Spores dark brown, globose, minutely warted, 2.9–3.5um in diameter. Habitat on rich humus under deciduous trees. Season autumn. Uncommon. Not edible. Found In Europe.

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