Geastrum coronatum


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Noun1.Geastrum coronatum - an earthstar with a bluish spore sac and a purplish brown gleba; at maturity the outer layer splits into rays that bend backward and elevate the spore sac
earthstar - any fungus of the family Geastraceae; in form suggesting a puffball whose outer peridium splits into the shape of a star
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Geastrum coronatum also has pruinose endoperidium; however, it exhibits larger basidiomata (up to 110 mm wide), darker endoperidium, and basidiospores with different ornamentation (Sunhede, 1989; Pegler et al.