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Which earth star

Observed: 11th November 2009 By: miked
iSpot team
Fungi and Lichens expert
 MG 5193
 MG 5194
Description:

Each year there are one or two of these earth stars in the same place under scots pines on acid sandy soil.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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This earthstar does not have

This earthstar does not have a collar and is rather small for G. triplex. But it seems surprisingly difficult to distinguish between 3 or 4 of the earthstars of about this size and shape so I am not ruling it out. The key that I have been using is full of technical terms that are not defined in the book itself which is not over helpful.