Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Post by brian f » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:41 pm

Seen on the 5th January, in damp woodland near Thetford, Norfolk. A group of four together, with another one nearby. Presumably quite old fruitbodies, so I'm not sure of their i.d.

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Re: Earthstars

Post by roy betts » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:11 am

Important macro-features when looking at Earthstars include: size of spore sac; whether the spore sac has a stalk; whether the spore sac opening is furrowed of not; the number of 'rays'. Some of this information is missing form an image on its own.
This is quite possibly Geastrum fimbriatum (Sessile Earthstar).

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