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is an inedible species of mushroom
A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. The standard for the name "mushroom" is the cultivated white button mushroom, Agaricus bisporus; hence the word "mushroom" is most often applied to those fungi that...
belonging to the genus Geastrum
Geastrum is a genus of mushroom in the family Geastraceae. Many species are known commonly as earthstars.The name comes from geo meaning earth and aster meaning star....
, or earthstar fungi. Christian Hendrik Persoon
Christiaan Hendrik Persoon was a mycologist who made additions to Linnaeus' mushroom taxonomy.-Early life:...
published the first description of Geastrum coronatum