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Rayed earthstar

Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Geastrales: Geastraceae: Geastrum quadrifidum DC. ex Pers.

Geastrum quadrifidum – rayed earthstar

Synonyms: Geaster coronatus, Geaster minus, Geastrum minus, Lycoperdon coronatum.

Common names: rayed earthstar, Four-rayed Earthstar.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Geastrum quadrifidum, commonly known as the rayed earthstar or four-footed earthstar, is an inedible species of mushroom belonging to the genus Geastrum, or earthstar fungi. First described scientifically by Christian Hendrik Persoon in 1794, G. quadrifidum is a cosmopolitan—but not common—species of Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. The fungus is a saprobe, feeding off decomposing organic matter present in the soil and litter of coniferous forests.

Arabic: نيجمة رباعية الأرجل, Czech: Hvězdovka smrková, Finnish: Neulasmaatähti, Lithuanian: Keturskiautis žvaigždulis, Polish: Gwiazdosz czteropromienny, Russian: Звездовик четырёхлопастный, Swedish: Fyrflikig jordstjärna.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Arched earthstar mushrooms <B>Geastrum quadrifidum</B> or may be G. fornicatum near Lost Pines Loop Trail in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-02-28.htm">February 28, 2021</A>
LinkArched earthstar mushrooms Geastrum quadrifidum or may be G. fornicatum near Lost Pines Loop Trail in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, February 28, 2021
Location on mapsPark Rd 1C, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA
Dry arched earthstar mushrooms <B>Geastrum quadrifidum</B> or may be G. fornicatum near Lost Pines Loop Trail in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-02-28.htm">February 28, 2021</A>
LinkDry arched earthstar mushrooms Geastrum quadrifidum or may be G. fornicatum near Lost Pines Loop Trail in Bastrop State Park. Bastrop, Texas, February 28, 2021
Location on mapsPark Rd 1C, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA

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