MycoKey : the species Sphaerobolus stellatus

Generic short diagnoses: A shooting star! Super unique, small stellately splitting fruitbodies revealing a single dark ballistic peridiole that is shot far away towards the light by the inversion of one of several peridial layers after buildup of turgur pressure.


Sphaerobolus stellatus - DK: bombekaster, UK: Shooting Star

Sphaerobolus stellatus , bombekaster, Shooting Star, slyngball, slungboll, Kogelwerper, Gemeiner Kugelschneller
Illustration and © Jens H. Petersen
Denmark, JHP-01.314
Sphaerobolus stellatus , bombekaster, Shooting Star, slyngball, slungboll, Kogelwerper, Gemeiner Kugelschneller
Illustration and © Jens H. Petersen
Denmark, 1994

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