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Which earth star

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

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


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


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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.