Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Myriostoma
Family: Geastraceae (Fungus)
Taxon : Fungus
Group : Plant

SPECIES
coliforme
NOTES

An earth-star which has several pores and several stalks to the spore sac. The outer layer forms 5-9 pointed rays which spread out to form a star-shaped structure. Spores are puffed out by falling raindrops.


AUTHORITY
(Dicks.) Corda
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Fungus
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: A cream coloured fruiting body
Colour: Cream
Common Name
Earth star
Pepperpot
Saltshaker earth star
Peperbus
Habitat
NOTES: Found among leaf litter
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Toxicity
This mushroom is inedible but does not appear to be poisonous
Months
April
February
January
March
Synonyms for Species
Lycoperdon coliforme
Myriostoma anglicum
Polystoma coliforme
Geastrum columnatum
Bovistoides simplex



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