Geastrum quadrifidum

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The earthstar fungus Geastrum quadrifidum

Geastrum quadrifidum or the rayed earthstar,[1] or four-footed earthstar,[2] is an inedible species of mushroom. It is a species of Geastrum, or earthstar fungi. It was first described scientifically by Christian Hendrik Persoon in 1794. It is found in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. The fungus is a saprobe. It feeds on dead wood and plant materials.[3]

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  1. "Geastrum quadrifidum Pers. [Rayed Earthstar]". National Biodiversity Network. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  2. "Geastrum quadrifidum - Four Footed Earthstar". University of Guelph. Retrieved 16 December 2015.
  3. "Gasteroid fungi". Revolvy LLC. Retrieved 16 December 2015.