Geastrum triplex aff.
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Description:
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This is recognised by the cup, which splits from the outer layer on which the inner sack sits. This is not always the key to identifying this species, as the cup only forms in older fruiting bodies. Its size is a better indication (100 mm), which is the largest of the Earth's stars.
Common name: Collared Earth stars
Found: Native forest
Substrate: On forest floor
Spore: Dark-brown
Height: to 50 mm
Width: 60 to 100 mm
Season: Winter
Edible: No
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Macro images:
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Geastrum triplex aff.
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Scale= 15.5 mm.
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Geastrum triplex aff.
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Scale= 15.5 mm.
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Geastrum triplex aff.
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Scale= 15.5 mm.
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Top right is common earth star notice the size diffrance.
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Geastrum triplex aff.
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Scale= 15.5 mm.
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