Astraeus pteridis
(Shear) Zeller (1948)
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Description:
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These have a strongly hygroscopic character in that the rays will open when moist, but when hot and dry, they will close to protect the spore sac.
Common name: Hygroscopic Earthstar
Found: Under naive scrub
Substrate: On forest floor
Spore: Dark-brown
Height: 40 mm
Width: 50 mm
Season: Autumn
Edible: No
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Macro images:
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Astraeus pteridis
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Scale= 9 mm.
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Astraeus pteridis
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Scale= 9 mm.
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Astraeus pteridis
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Scale= 12.5 mm.
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