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Collared earthstar

Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Geastrales: Geastraceae: Geastrum triplex Jungh.

Geastrum triplex – collared earthstar

Synonyms: Geaster pillodii, Geaster triplex, Geastrum michelianum, Geastrum tunicatum, Geastrum tunicatus, Glycididerma collare.

Common name: collared earthstar.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Geastrum triplex is an inedible fungus found in the detritus and leaf litter of hardwood forests around the world. It is commonly known as the collared earthstar, the saucered earthstar, or the triple earthstar—and less commonly by the alternative species name Geastrum indicum. It is the largest member of the genus Geastrum (or earthstar fungi) and expanded mature specimens can reach a tip-to-tip length of up to 12 centimeters (4.7 in).

Arabic: نيجمة ثلاثية, Czech: Hvězdovka trojitá, Dutch: Gekraagde aardster, Finnish: Kaulusmaatähti, German: Halskrausen-Erdstern, Hungarian: Hármas csillaggomba, Japanese: エリマキツチグリ, Lithuanian: Didysis žvaigždulis, Persian: قارچ فندقی سه‌گانه, Polish: Gwiazdosz potrójny, Russian: Звездовик тройной, Swedish: Kragjordstjärna, Ukrainian: Зірковик потрійний.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Earth star mushrooms <B>Geastrum triplex</B> under red cedar trees near the lake in Lake Bryan Park. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-10.htm">October 10, 2018</A>
LinkEarth star mushrooms Geastrum triplex under red cedar trees near the lake in Lake Bryan Park. Bryan, Texas, October 10, 2018
Location on mapsP4-746, Bryan, TX 77807, USA
Earth star mushrooms <B>Geastrum triplex</B> in Lake Bryan Park. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-10.htm">October 10, 2018</A>
LinkEarth star mushrooms Geastrum triplex in Lake Bryan Park. Bryan, Texas, October 10, 2018
Location on mapsP4-746, Bryan, TX 77807, USA
Earth star mushrooms <B>Geastrum triplex</B> under red cedar trees in Lake Bryan Park. Bryan, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-10-10.htm">October 10, 2018</A>
LinkEarth star mushrooms Geastrum triplex under red cedar trees in Lake Bryan Park. Bryan, Texas, October 10, 2018
Location on mapsP4-746, Bryan, TX 77807, USA

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