Fig 1
FRUIT BODY: Up to 6cm in diameter.  The outer covering (peridium) splits into 3 layers.  The exoperidium splits in a star-like fashion into five to seven rays.    The innermost layer of the exoperidium forms a collar around the main spore producing bag which is brownish and spherical with a prominent opening at the apex. GLEBA: N/A.  SPORES: Dark brown, globular, warted. HABITAT: Both deciduous and coniferous forests. SEASON: Common.  Summer to late winter. EDIBILITY: Inedible.

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