Mushroom geastrum (Geastrum) – description, photos, where to look

Edible mushroom geastrum - description of the photo. Where to find mushrooms geastrum forests in Europe, Russia, Ukraine

Edible mushroom geastrum – description of the photo. Where to find mushrooms geastrum forests in Europe, Russia, Ukraine

Edible mushroom geastrum. Geastrum Mushrooms are of great interest to mushroom because of its unusual shape.

The period for the search of mushrooms geastrum – summer and autumn. Mushroom geastrum blushing (lat. Geastrum vulgatum) growing singly, choosing with coniferous and deciduous forests. Fruit body, which appears after the upper shell bursts, gets great shape, about 5 cm in height and no more than 11 cm in diameter. Young mushrooms have a pinkish color, some time after collection color changes to brown.

You can meet another kind of mushroom – geastrum sitting (Latin Geastrum sessile). This species is distributed in almost all coniferous forests. Shape, color and all other it is very similar to another representative of this species of fungi – geastrum bag-shaped (Latin Geastrum saccatum). The difference between the two – the latter can rarely meet in the forests of Europe, but in North America will be able to meet ever.

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