#044: Mushroom Morphology: Earthstars

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  1. January 26, 2018

    […] S. stellatus grows up to 3mm (very tiny!) across and is yellow-orange to whitish in color. This makes it nearly impossible to spot when growing on wood. When I find these mushrooms, it’s usually because I’ve stopped to examine another small mushroom such as a bird’s nest mushroom. Newly-forming fruiting bodies are white spheres that are too small to measure with a normal ruler. As the spheres get older, the top of the mushroom splits into triangular rays (usually between four and nine), much like a minuscule earthstar (see FFF#044).1,4 […]

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