Iberianature Forum

Ground fungi east algarve hills

  • 2 Replies
  • 4251 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline janey

  • *
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 56
« on: December 21, 2008, 16:35 PM »
Can anyone id this? Found today on hillside in east algarve with carob, oak and medronho trees nearby. Creamy coloured exterior (hard to the touch)  with dust-like chocolate coloured centre when opens. Each mound about 8cms wide unopened.
Thanks for any info.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2008, 12:45 PM by janey »

Offline lisa

  • *
  • Full Shroomy
  • ******
  • Posts: 2439
    • Accommodation and Activities in the Picos de Europa
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008, 08:14 AM »
Hi Janey,
I had no idea what this was but just noticed the similarities to the fungus that Lucy found in Collserola.
The genus is Geastrum. Yours is past its best but perhaps you saw enough to id through a search on Spanish google - Earthstar images
Here's Lucy's photo;
www.picos-accommodation.co.uk
Accommodation, ski touring, snowshoeing, walking and info on the flora and fauna of the Picos de Europa.
SAVE SPANISH BEARS!
And now,
The Picos de Europa
Your complete English guide to these beautiful mountains of Northern Spain.

Offline janey

  • *
  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 56
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008, 15:36 PM »
Thanks Lisa
I've checked the spanish google site and it does look like a member of the genus Geastrum. I will look for a better example in the same area and post any findings.
Cheers
janey