Astraeus hygrometricus (Pers.) Morgan
(barometer earthstar)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesAstraeus hygrometricus (barometer earthstar)
FamilyDIPLOCYSTIDIACEAE (barometer earthstars)
OrderBOLETALES (spongecap toadstools and their relatives)
SubclassAGARICOMYCETIDAE (a subclass of basidiomycetes)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar) :
1: Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar)
22 Oct 1983 OSGR: SO61 51° 50' N, 2° 30' W Vice County: West Glos (VC 34) England
on spoil heap
Image 1: In situImage 2: In situ (2)Image 3: Two immature fruitbodiesImage 4: Two immature fruitbodies - side viewImage 5: Elaters - highly magnifiedImage 6: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 7: DescriptionImage 8: Description - contd

Identification Works

BioInfo ( has 3 general literature references relevant to Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar)

Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 2 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Astraeus hygrometricus (Barometer Earthstar)
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