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Kingdom  Fungi
Class  Agaricomycetes
Family  Geastraceae
Rank  Species
Division  Basidiomycota
Order  Geastrales
Genus  Geastrum
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Similar  Geastrum coronatum, Geastrum elegans, Geastrum corollinum, Geastrum pectinatum, Geastrum quadrifidum

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Geastrum minimum or tiny earthstar is an inedible species of mushroom belonging to the genus Geastrum. Although rare, it is widespread in Europe, where it occurs in a range of habitats. It is a priority species in the UK, where it has been found in the sand dunes at Holkham National Nature Reserve.

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The species was first described by Lewis David de Schweinitz in 1822.

Description

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Fruit bodies are initially roughly spherical before the outer peridium splits to form a star with 6–11 "rays". When opened, the diameter of the fruit body is 1–3 cm (0.4–1.2 in). The inner spore sac is spherical or egg-shaped, and measures 0.5–1 cm (0.2–0.4 in). The more-or-less round spores measure 5–5.5–4–4.5 μm and have warts on their surface.

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