Fruiting body puffball-shaped at first, cm wide, the peridium splitting into 5 to 8 rays yielding a final diameter of approximately 5 cm.; rays, thick, fleshy. Geastrum saccatum Fr., Systema Mycologicum 3: 16 () [MB#]. Common Name. Rounded Earthstar. Family. Geastraceae. Notes. Fungus to 5cm across. Wikipedia description:

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Cryphonectria parasiticaChestnut Blight 15 Sep, University of Iowa Press. There are a number of North American earthstars that look very similar to G.

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Although it decomposes plant debris and is often found around stumps, it does not grow directly on coarse woody debris logs and the like.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Yeastrum mushroom is 2 to 5 centimetres 0.

It is replaced each time there is a query done. It is a small but beautiful mushroom that features a round spore case sitting atop a star with arms.

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Geastrum saccatum Fries 5. Run Zhang 1 and Dr. These cookies allow us to see information on user website activities including, but not limited to page views, source and time spent on a website.


Simple search Basic search Advanced search Search type specimens Search thesaurus Search bibliography. To even consider eating it, you have to get very young fruiting bodies without open arms and that have not begun to produce spores. Aleurodiscus oakesiiSmooth Patch Disease. If you cut open the spherical part in a young specimen, the interior will be white and solid.

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Characteristics of Phylum Ascomycota 22 Nov, In warmer climates, the G.

Subscribe to FFF via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. The related species Geastrum fimbriatum does not have an apical disc, and its pores are slightly smaller.

A study has shown that the formation of calcium oxalate crystals on the hyphae that form the endoperidial layer of the basidiocarp is responsible for the characteristic opening dehiscence of the outer peridial layers. The Blewit is one of the most difficult edible mushrooms to positively identify thanks to the many, many lookalikes.

Factsheet – Geastrum saccatum

Click on the language titles to launch them. Open the calendar popup. Contact our curators Dr. Other fungal links Bibliography links General links Molecular links Specimens and strains links. This page was last edited on 2 Juneat Like puffballs, spore discharge occurs primarily when raindrops hit the top of beastrum sphere. Earthstars like Geastrum triplex and Geastrum saccatum have four to ten points and the gleba remains nestled in a small bowl at the center of the star.


The inner spore-bearing basidiocarp is 0.

Rounded Earthstar (Geastrum saccatum) ยท

It is suggested that the mechanism for the antiinflammatory activity is due to inhibition of the enzymes nitric oxide synthase and cyclooxygenase. The opening of the outer layer of the fruiting body in the characteristic star shape is thought to be due to a buildup of calcium oxalate crystals immediately prior to dehiscence.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Agaricus bisporus 13 Sep, Views Read Edit View history. Lepista nudaThe Blewit 30 Nov, You can prevent the information generated by the Google cookie about your use of our Sites from being collected and processed by Google in the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your current web browser.

It has a worldwide distribution and is found growing on rotting wood. Current name Classification Type name Basionym Obligate or homotypic synonyms Anamorph synonyms Teleomorph synonyms Facultative or heterotypic synonyms Saccatuk of organism.