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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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.
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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