Geastrum fornicatum – Arched Earthstar

In litter under trees in dry woodlands and mallee scrub. This tall earthstar is distinguished by an arched circle of rays supported on a sand-encrusted basal cup. At the apex of the arched rays is a stalked, round spore sac with a simple pore-like mouth. This species is not hygroscopic.

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