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The common name for a fruit body formed by fungi of the Lycoperdales (e.g. Geastrum species), in which the exoperidium (outer layer) splits and peels back from the endoperidium (inner layer) to give a star-shaped structure.

Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry.

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