Found in bark mulch under a yew tree. Looks like an earth star but I don't know which one. Could those be tiny teeth marks all over the 'legs'? Found in December 2012
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Yes it does have four rays and looks like the other Arched Earth Stars on the ispot site. It looks as though some small creature, a mouse or shrew perhaps has gnawed off the dark brown coating so apparent in the other photos.
Hi Paul, I would wait for confirmation of my ID from some more knowledgeable fungi persons, I'm a relative novice.
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Are the four rays connected to matching four rays in the base?
Hi Mark, to help out a fungi novice like me, my book says the Striate Earthstar has 6-9 segments, can you confirm please. Regards Chris
How big is the fruit body?
There is some variability with numbers of rays so cant be used as concrete evidence. Really would like a top down shot to see pore. There are at several species, with hindsight, that fit evidence I can see.
The size of the spores would help as well ;)
Hahahaha nice 1000x please :-D
I am fairly sure it is G fornicatum but would be happy to look at the specimen if you want(if you still have it).
Lat/Lng: 51.8827, -2.0399
OS grid ref: SO973204
In a large garden in mulch under trees.