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Astraeus hygrometricus

Barometer earthstar

KingdomFungiMushrooms, lichens, gel fungi, yeasts, and molds; also called eukaryotes
DivisionBasidiomycotaA group containing a staggering 31,000 living species, encompassing rusts, smits, and many fungi
ClassBasidiomycetes
OrderSclerodermatales
FamilyAstraeaceae
GenusAstraeus
Specieshygrometricus

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Astraeus hygrometricus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Astraeus hygrometricus (barometer earthstar)

4/11/2013 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 4 × 4" (10 × 9.9 cm)

Astraeus hygrometricus (barometer earthstar)

4/11/2013 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, Mass­a­chu­setts
≈ 3½ × 3½" (9.3 × 8.7 cm)