Observation 148510: Helvella vespertina Nguyen & Vellinga
When: 2013-10-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Fruiting beneath Douglas fir, Western hemlock, Western red cedar and Ponderosa pine.

Elevation: 1,400ft.

Temp: upper 40’s, raining.

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Thanks Else-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2013-10-15 22:12:50 BST (+0100)

Have always thought that this waxy, gray capped type of elfin saddle(under conifers and common) was a singular species- thank you for opening my eyes to the new literature :)

Much appreciated!



western North American Helvella ‘lacunosa’ are NOT lacunosa
By: else
2013-10-15 16:20:59 BST (+0100)

but one of a set of three or four other species – two of them have been recently described – H. vespertina growing with conifers, widespread in the western regions, and H. dryophila growing with oaks (from southern Oregon to southern California).
European H. lacunosa is also a complex of different species.
the article in which this can be read was published in the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of Mycologia.

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