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Arched Earthstar

Observed: 8th December 2012 By: Natterjacktoad
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

40-50 or so under veteran yew in churchyard.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Natterjacktoad's picture

It can't be Striate Earthstar

It can't be Striate Earthstar as the rays are unable to recurve because they are still attached to the outer layer of the fruit body!
Unless there is another species where the rays remain attached, it has to be this.

Sarah Patton

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Also sac is not pleated and

Also sac is not pleated and too few rays.

Sarah Patton

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Pleating

Sarah, I think the left hand specimen in IMG_1046-001 (the only one with the peristome (pointy bit on top) visible) shows that the peristome is plicate. In which case, using Pegler et al. (handbook published by RBG, Kew) it keys out to Geastrum striatum.