Field Earthstar

Field Earthstar

Observation - Field Earthstar. Description: Found group of old cases amongst pine needles under conifers on the land side of the dunes. The rays were brown and I counted 5 segments although there might have been a couple more. Spore sac gray, spherical,and appears to be coated in granules. No stalk

Found group of old cases amongst pine needles under conifers on the land side of the dunes. The rays were brown and I counted 5 segments although there might have been a couple more. Spore sac gray, spherical,and appears to be coated in granules. No stalk visible. Pale pleated pore at top with well defined margin. According to Collins these are rare in the South so I wonder if it is some other species of Earthstar?