MycoKey : the species Astraeus hygrometricus

Generic short diagnoses: Earthstar look-a-like, with hygroscopic rays, bigger spores than in Geastrum species and hyaline, septate and clamped hyphae in the mature gleba.


Astraeus hygrometricus - DK: barometerstjerne, UK: Barometer Earthstar

Astraeus hygrometricus , barometerstjerne, Barometer Earthstar, Weerhuisje, Gemeiner Wetterstern
Illustration and © Ikuo Asai
Japan
Astraeus hygrometricus , barometerstjerne, Barometer Earthstar, Weerhuisje, Gemeiner Wetterstern
Illustration and © Jan Vesterholt
Astraeus hygrometricus , barometerstjerne, Barometer Earthstar, Weerhuisje, Gemeiner Wetterstern
old fruit-bodies
Illustration and © Thomas Læssøe
France, leg. E.W. Brown (K)

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