Villager stumbles across one of world’s rarest mushrooms

Unique discovery: The earthstar mushroom is ranked as one of the world’s 10 rarest mushroom species. — The Nation/ANN

A villager clearing a forest in Petchabun province has uncovered what is believed to be one of the world’s rarest mushrooms, the earthstar (Geastrum mirabile Mont).

Jaroon Kiew-oon was tending his land near Wang Cha-om village on Thursday when he spotted strange, star-shaped objects budding from the soil.

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