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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Geastrales: Geastraceae: Geastrum quadrifidum DC. ex Pers., 1801

Geastrum quadrifidum – Rayed earthstar

Synonym: Geastrum minus.

Common name: rayed earthstar.

Russian names: Zvezdovik chetyriokhlopastnyy, Zvezdovik chetyriokhrazdelnyy, Geastrum chetyriokhlopastnyy, Zemlyanaya zvezda chetyriokhlopastnaya.

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.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Rayed earthstar mushrooms (<B>Geastrum quadrifidum</B>) near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-01.htm">September 1, 2017</A>
LinkRayed earthstar mushrooms (Geastrum quadrifidum) near Rappolovo and Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 1, 2017
Location on mapsSosnovaya Ulitsa, 17, Rappolovo, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 188667


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