Geastrum corollinum is an inedible species of mushroom belonging to the genus Geastrum,[2] or earthstar fungi. First described scientifically by German naturalist August Johann Georg Karl Batsch in 1792 as Lycoperdon corollinum,[3] it was transferred to the genus Geastrum by László Hollós in 1904.[4]

Geastrum corollinum
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Geastrales
Family: Geastraceae
Genus: Geastrum
G. corollinum
Binomial name
Geastrum corollinum
(Batsch) Hollós (1904)

Lycoperdon corollinum Batsch (1783)
Lycoperdon recolligens With. (1792)
Geastrum recolligens (With.) Desvaux (1809)
Geastrum mammosum Chevall. (1826)

Geastrum corollinum
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Glebal hymenium
No distinct cap
Hymenium attachment is not applicable
Lacks a stipe
Spore print is brown
Ecology is saprotrophic
Edibility is inedible


  1. ^ "Geastrum corollinum (Batsch) Hollós 1904". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  2. ^ Miller Jr., Orson K.; Miller, Hope H. (2006). North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi. Guilford, CN: FalconGuides. p. 446. ISBN 978-0-7627-3109-1.
  3. ^ Batsch AJGK. Elenchus fungorum (in Latin). p. 151.
  4. ^ Hollós L. (1904). Die Gasteromyceten Ungarns (in German). p. 154.