GEASTRUM SACCATUM PDF

Much appreciated! Though these may appear to be acorns rapidly fired into small bits of cookie dough, they are actually the fruiting bodies of the rounded earthstar, Geastrum saccatum. Geastrum literally translates to earth star, and the genus has a cosmopolitan temperate and tropical distribution. Geastrum saccatum contributes to that broad range, as it is the most widespread species. As Robert explains in his comments on Flickr, earthstars resemble puffballs when the fruiting bodies first begin to develop.

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Geastrum triplex Jungh. Collared Earthstars are most often found under hardwood trees, but we have also found them in coniferous woodland, particularly with firs and spruces.

If you cut through a young fruitbody the interior is white, but it gradually turns into a dark brown powdery mass as the spores mature. Spores are emitted from the apical hole as breezes blow across it, and much larger puffs of spores escape when raindrops hit and compress the spore-sac.

Distribution From mid summer through to winter and often into the following spring the Collared Earthstar can be seen in Britain and Ireland, although it is an infrequent and rather localised species.

This earthstar occurs also in most parts of central and northern mainland Europe and in many other regions of the world including North America.

Taxonomic history The Collared Earthstar was described scientifically by German botanist Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn - in and given the binomial scientific name Geaster triplex. Geaster and Geastrum are considered synonymous, and the currently-accepted scientific name Geastrum triplex is therefore accredited to Junghuhn. Synonyms of Geastrum triplex include Geastrum saccatum Fr. Etymology Geastrum, the generic name, comes from Geo- meaning earth, and -astrum meaning a star.

Earthstar it is, then. Identification guide Fruitbody Collared Earthstars are larger than other earthstar species, and they have a spore-sac diameter up to 5cm and arms that span twice that distance when fully outstretched. A flattened spherical spore-sac holds the powdery gleba with which the spores are distributed.

As with other earthstars, the bulb is mounted on a star-shaped base, but Geastrum triplex is commonly referred to as the Collared Earthstar because in many instances the arms crack as they bend, with the result that the spore-sac seems to be sitting on a separate saucer-like layer. There is no stem. The number of star rays is very variable - those illustrated on this page have six or seven rays but some found nearby had only five rays.

A pointed hole, known as a peristome see left , on the top of the sac releases spores when the wind blows across it or raindrops impinge upon it. The sides of the peristome are fibrous and appear rather ragged but not regularly striate, and the peristome is surrounded by a fuzzy ring slightly paler fawn-brown than the rest of the spore-sac outer surface.

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Geastrum saccatum

Young mushrooms are brown, spherical, cm about 1in wide, and attached to the ground at a single point. The one feature that separates them from other gastroid fungi at this stage is the presence of a small, conical area roughly at the top of the mushroom. The mushroom remains attached to the ground and the arms do not lift the mushroom up. Unlike the Barometer Earthstar Astraeus hygrometricus , the arms of G. This mushroom is small for an earthstar, reaching a diameter of only cm roughly in with arms fully open. A small, puffball-like structure rests in a shallow depression at the center of the arms.

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Geastrum triplex Jungh. Collared Earthstars are most often found under hardwood trees, but we have also found them in coniferous woodland, particularly with firs and spruces. If you cut through a young fruitbody the interior is white, but it gradually turns into a dark brown powdery mass as the spores mature. Spores are emitted from the apical hole as breezes blow across it, and much larger puffs of spores escape when raindrops hit and compress the spore-sac. Distribution From mid summer through to winter and often into the following spring the Collared Earthstar can be seen in Britain and Ireland, although it is an infrequent and rather localised species. This earthstar occurs also in most parts of central and northern mainland Europe and in many other regions of the world including North America.

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