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Geastrum berkeleyi

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Geastrum berkeleyi, or Berkeley's earthstar, is an inedible species of mushroom belonging to the genus Geastrum, or earthstar fungi. Despite being a very uncommon mushroom, it has a wide geographical distribution, having been documented in Northern and Eastern Europe, such as Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland,[1] Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey, and parts of Eastern Asia, such as China and Japan.[1] The species was thought extinct in Poland until it was discovered growing in a reserve near Chęciny.[1] G. berkeleyi can be distinguished from other species of Geastrum by the flat bipyramidal shape of the calcium oxalate crystals found on its endoperidium.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Jaworska, J (2011). "A new record of the rare earthstar Geastrum berkeleyi from the Świętokrzyskie Mts". Acta Mycologica. 46 (1): 75–81. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ Krisai, I; Mrazek, Ernst (September 1986). "Calcium oxalate crystals in Geastrum". Plant Systematics and Evolution. 154 (3–4): 325–341. doi:10.1007/bf00990131.

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Geastrum berkeleyi: Brief Summary

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Geastrum berkeleyi, or Berkeley's earthstar, is an inedible species of mushroom belonging to the genus Geastrum, or earthstar fungi. Despite being a very uncommon mushroom, it has a wide geographical distribution, having been documented in Northern and Eastern Europe, such as Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey, and parts of Eastern Asia, such as China and Japan. The species was thought extinct in Poland until it was discovered growing in a reserve near Chęciny. G. berkeleyi can be distinguished from other species of Geastrum by the flat bipyramidal shape of the calcium oxalate crystals found on its endoperidium.

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