Family: Geastraceae (Earthstars)
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Fungi:> Basidiomycota:> Agaricomycetes:> Gomphales:> Sphaerobolaceae:> Geastrum, Sphaerobolus.
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Earth stars are similar to puffballs but with a layered coat. The outer layer splits and peels back into 5 to 10 petal-like arrays, thus clearing a space around the mouth of the fungi. Spore dispersal is then achieved by the action of rain drops falling on the inner sack and forcing spores out by the presure it. Has brown warty spores.
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Genus: Astraeus
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Astraeus hygrometricus
Astraeus hygrometricus
    
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Genus: Geastrum
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Geastrum saccatum
Geastrum saccatum
Geastrum triplex
Geastrum triplex
Geastrum velutinum
Geastrum velutinum
  
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Genus: Sphaerobolus
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These fungi are known for its ability to fire its spore mass (peridiole) some distance up to 3 meters. 
Sphaerobolus stellatus
Sphaerobolus stellatus
    
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