Observation 164182: Gyromitra korfii (Raitv.) Harmaja

When: 2014-04-25

Collection location: Adams Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: Shape. Cap margin showing white where upturned.

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Having examined spores from similar collections…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-04-21 06:51:13 PDT (-0700)

and noting reported spore dimensions, it is clear that examination of spores is necessary to confidently distinguish G. korfii from Discina brunnea (Gyromitra brunnea); in at least some cases.

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By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-05-02 21:24:10 PDT (-0700)

Originally, there were photos of two specimens. The one photo that’s been removed is now seen in a separate post.

Growing a few feet away from a similarly colored specimen that better matches the description of G. korfii.

Folds are more rounded that creased. Probably an example of G. korfii that superficially resembles Discina brunnea (Gyromitra brunnea).

Created: 2014-04-26 15:53:57 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2017-04-21 06:45:44 PDT (-0700)
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