Thursday, 30 July 2020

Wild Mushroom - Collared Earthstar found in Kodagu

I'm writing this article as I was keen in finding more information of this wild mushroom whole I was on a plantation walk with my kids. To my surprise it looked great and also started sending dimes when kicked on it. So I did capture a few pictures of the Mushroom and posted in  facebook. One of my friend sent the below link 

Article courtesy :- https://www.first-nature.com/fungi/geastrum-triplex.php

This is the picture I took in my Arecanut estate.

Collared Earthstars are most often found under hardwood trees, but we have also found them in coniferous woodland, particularly with firs and spruces.

If you cut through a young fruitbody the interior is white, but it gradually turns into a dark brown powdery mass as the spores mature.

Spores are emitted from the apical hole as breezes blow across it, and much larger puffs of spores escape when raindrops hit and compress the spore-sac.