Geastrum rufescens

Geastrum rufescens, commonly known as the rosy earthstar,[2] is a species of fungus in the family Geastraceae. It was first described scientifically by Christian Hendrik Persoon in 1801. It has a pale pinkish-buff to pinkish exoperidium and rays. The earthstar is found in Europe, North America (including Mexico), and Japan, where it typically grows at the base of old oak stumps.[3]

Geastrum rufescens
Geastrum rufescens Rotbrauner Erdstern.jpg
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G. rufescens
Binomial name
Geastrum rufescens
Pers. (1801)
Synonyms[1]
  • Geastrum schaefferi Vittad. (1842)
  • Geastrum vulgatum Vittad. (1842)
  • Geastrum readeri Cooke & Massee (1888()
  • Geastrum rufescens var. readeri (Cooke & Massee) Cleland & Cheel (1915)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "GSD Species Synonymy: Geastrum rufescens Pers". Species Fungorum: CAB International. Retrieved 2014-12-20.
  2. ^ Eppinger M. (2006). Field Guide to Mushrooms and Other Fungi of Britain and Europe. New Holland Publishers. p. 156. ISBN 978-1-84537-474-7.
  3. ^ Ponce de Leon P. (1968). "A revision of the family Geastraceae". Fieldiana. Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Natural History Museum. 31 (14): 320.