- Scientific name:
- Geastrum triplex
- Arabic name:
- نجم المدخنة
- French name:
- Géastre à trois couches, Etoile de terre
- English name:
- Collared Earthstar, triple earthstar, saucered earthstar
- Found under hardwood and coniferous trees, often on sloping rather than flat ground
- Surrounding vegetation:
- Under cedar trees
- Ecological niche:
- Saprobic; growing alone or gregariously
- At first a smooth, egg-shaped ball with prominent pointed beak, 1-5 cm wide
- Gills / pores:
- Buff colored arms; spore case is brownish; interior of spore case initially white but gets brown.
- Texture, other traits:
- More or less triangular thick arms with fissures and cracks; spore case is smooth.
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