Barometer Earthstar Astraeus hygrometricus (Persoon) Morgan  Synonyms: False Earthstar.

Description:

The rays surrounding the fruiting body are hygroscopic, expanding and contracting with the weather conditions (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

There are 8 records in the project database.

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A Barometer Earthstar in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/16/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Barometer Earthstar found in sandy soil along a roadside in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/27/2013). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Barometer Earthstar on Assateague Island, Maryland (2/9/2013). Identified by Lance Biechele. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Barometer Earthstar in Howard Co., Maryland (4/13/2013). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Barometer Earthstar in Howard Co., Maryland (6/23/2014). Round, warted, brown; measured 9.0-18.8 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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