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Geastrum tenuipes

An earthstar at Macquarie, ACT

Geastrum tenuipes at Macquarie, ACT - 28 Aug 2016
Geastrum tenuipes at Macquarie, ACT - 28 Aug 2016
Geastrum tenuipes at Macquarie, ACT - 28 Aug 2016
Geastrum tenuipes at Macquarie, ACT - 28 Aug 2016
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Identification history

Geastrum tenuipes 2 Sep 2016 Heino

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Heino wrote:
   2 Sep 2016
This species shows itself each year in various places in this suburban garden. The roughly globose spore sacs are between about 1 and 1.5 centimetres in diameter. The fruit body on the right developed more recently than that on the left since the arms of its star-like base are still quite fleshy. Photo 2 shows the older fruit body turned over so as to show the grooved underside of the spore sac. Photo 3 shos the younger fruit body, the arrow pointing to a fleshy collar that surrounds the stem. That collar is not robust and it shrivels readily. In Photo 4 you see the same fruit body after it has been left to dry naturally over several days. The collar has shrivelled and collapsed, revealing the stem that supports the spore sac. In this case, as well as shrivelling, the collar has ruptured and the arrow points to one end of the now-ruptured collar. Sometimes the collar remains as a loose, shrivelled ring around the base of the stem but more often with this species I see specimens where the collar has disappeared completely.

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Oenosandra boisduvalii (Boisduval's Autumn Moth) at Macquarie, ACT - 24 Mar 2021 by Heino1
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Alcaeus varicornis (Acacia shield bug) at Macquarie, ACT - 10 Sep 2020 by AlisonMilton
Conicochernes sp. (genus) (Chernetid Pseudoscorpion) at Macquarie, ACT - 4 May 2020 by Heino1
Trichilogaster sp. (genus) (Acacia gall wasp) at Macquarie, ACT - 18 Aug 2019 by Heino1
Mycena 'clarkeana group' at Macquarie, ACT - 4 Jun 2019 by Heino1
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Macquarie, ACT - 13 Mar 2019 by Heino1
Pisolithus marmoratus (Horse Dung Fungus) at Macquarie, ACT - 11 Jan 2019 by Heino1
Zaprochilus australis (Twig-mimic katydid) at Macquarie, ACT - 7 Dec 2018 by Heino1
Mutusca brevicornis (A broad-headed bug) at Macquarie, ACT - 7 Dec 2018 by Heino1
Schizophyllum amplum (Poplar Bells) at Macquarie, ACT - 29 Jul 2018 by Heino1
Gminatus australis (Orange assassin bug) at Macquarie, ACT - 30 Dec 2017 by Heino
Haplotrichum pulchrum at Macquarie, ACT - 14 Jul 2017 by Heino
Hysterium angustatum at Macquarie, ACT - 27 May 2017 by Heino
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime) at Macquarie, ACT - 27 Mar 2017 by Heino
Lipotriches sp. (genus) (Halictid bee) at Macquarie, ACT - 16 Jan 2017 by Heino
Pterygophorus cinctus (Bottlebrush sawfly) at Macquarie, ACT - 28 Dec 2016 by Heino1
Christinus marmoratus (Southern Marbled Gecko) at Macquarie, ACT - 28 Dec 2016 by Heino1
Eupoecila australasiae (Fiddler Beetle) at Macquarie, ACT - 23 Dec 2016 by Heino
Diderma subasteroides at Macquarie, ACT - 25 Sep 2016 by Heino
Rhizodiscina lignyota at Macquarie, ACT - 20 Aug 2016 by Heino
Tulasnella pallida at Macquarie, ACT - 20 Aug 2016 by Heino
Tulasnella at Macquarie, ACT - 20 Aug 2016 by Heino
Annulohypoxylon at Macquarie, ACT - 6 Aug 2016 by Heino
Postia at Macquarie, ACT - 5 Aug 2016 by Heino
Cortinarius sp. (Cortinarius) at Macquarie, ACT - 5 Aug 2016 by Heino
Phellinus sp. (resupinate) at Macquarie, ACT - 2 Aug 2016 by Heino
Henningsomyces candidus at Macquarie, ACT - 31 Jul 2016 by Heino
Ramaria filicicola at Macquarie, ACT - 31 Jul 2016 by Heino
Descomyces albus (A native truffle) at Macquarie, ACT - 30 Jul 2016 by Heino
Hemimycena sp. at Macquarie, ACT - 30 Jul 2016 by Heino
Mollisa at Macquarie, ACT - 24 Jul 2016 by Heino
Rhizodiscina lignyota at Macquarie, ACT - 23 Jul 2016 by Heino
Dasyscyphella nivea at Macquarie, ACT - 23 Jul 2016 by Heino1
Amaurodon aquicoeruleus at Macquarie, ACT - 16 Jul 2016 by Heino
Hyphodontia floccosa at Macquarie, ACT - 13 Jul 2016 by Heino
Mycena kuurkacea (Bleeding Mycena) at Macquarie, ACT - 9 Jul 2016 by Heino
Hydnangium carneum (Hydnangium carneum) at Macquarie, ACT - 9 Jul 2016 by Heino
Hymenochaete at Macquarie, ACT - 1 Jul 2016 by Heino
Resupinatus applicatus (Smoked Oysterling ) at Macquarie, ACT - 25 Jun 2016 by Heino
Hypoxylon howeianum at Macquarie, ACT - 21 Jun 2016 by Heino
Physalacria aff. bambusae at Macquarie, ACT - 9 Feb 2016 by Heino
Nymphes myrmeleonoides (Blue eyes lacewing) at Macquarie, ACT - 29 Dec 2015 by Heino
Peniophora 'grey/violet' at Macquarie, ACT - 20 May 2015 by Heino
Orbilia at Macquarie, ACT - 20 May 2015 by Heino
Cryptocheilus sp. (genus) (Spider wasp) at Macquarie, ACT - 26 Dec 2014 by Heino1
Lasioglossum (Chilalictus) lanarium (Halictid bee) at Macquarie, ACT - 29 Nov 2014 by Heino

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 4 - 15 Abundance
  • 28 Aug 2016 12:00 AM Recorded on
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