Observation 121516: Helvella lacunosa group

When: 2012-12-29

Collection location: Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa [Click for map]

Who: Glen van Niekerk (primordius)

No specimen available

It was growing underneath oaks. It also had a white fungus (I think) attacking it.
I have never seen reference to this species in South Africa.

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By: Glen van Niekerk (primordius)
2012-12-29 11:59:20 PST (-0800)

It was found in association with oak trees. Pine trees are in the vicinity but they are not near the the area where it was growing.

Hypomyces and Helvella in South Africa
By: else
2012-12-29 10:29:43 PST (-0800)

The white fungus is probably a Hypomyces (cervinigenus or something similar) that attacks is, it should be come pink or pink-orange with age and maturing spores.
Dissing in his monograph of Helvella in northern Europe mentions Helvella lacunosa from South Africa, i presumed it was found in a pine plantation. I am curious what species you have, and how it got there. Helvella lacunosa is mycorrhizal.

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