Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 15766
Taxon: Astraeus pteridis (Shear) Zeller
Family: Diplocystidiaceae
Collector: Ron Pastorino   MUOB 15766   
Date: 2008-12-23
Verbatim Date: 2008-12-23
Locality: United States, California, Marin, San Geronimo
38.0158  -122.6625
Description: Original observation #15766 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: These were somewhat in between the descriptions for A. pteridis and A. hygrometicus. The spore cases were about 3.5 cm across and the total width of the fruiting bodies were about 8-9 cm across. The spores were round and about 10.0-11.0 microns and heavily warted....the last feature seeming to tilt the id in favor of A. pteridis. One of the specimens pictured could be a different species?(whiter spore case and smaller rays.)
Specimen Images
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: 3f0e94aa-7394-4f78-ad6a-9b69ea81e116
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Nathan Wilson (
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