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Unknown fungi for ID please

Observed: 16th September 2011 By: YorkshiremanYorkshireman’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

A few of these on the floor in a Birch woodland. When the ball was pressed, black dust flew out.
No stem was present.

Identifications

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    Likely ID
    Earthstar (Geastrum sp)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
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  • Earthstar (Geastrum spp)
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Yorkshireman's picture

Common or unusual?

If I take it to be the most common Earthstar - which one is that!?

Should I keep checking the area to see if there are new ones coming out or is it too late in the year?

Thanks.

Masked Marvel's picture

Didn't see this comment

Sorry Bazzla, I didn't see your comment before adding my ID, if I had I wouldn't have added it.

flaxton's picture

I think this is Geastrum

I think this is Geastrum fimbriatum The Sessile Earthstar.

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