Observation 179576: Gyromitra montana Harmaja

When: 2014-07-08

Collection location: Bighorn National Forest, Wyoming, USA [Click for map]

Who: Connie (ImBooToo)

No specimen available

I’ve found two (2) of these mushrooms. Each time they were in moist environments. Both were found growing on ground beneath forest canopies in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming.
The most recent was found next to a puddle of water. The first one I found was on moist forest ground.
Each of the two times I’ve seen them, they were solitary mushrooms.


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Very Friable! Barely touching it, it fell apart.
Before it fell apart.

Proposed Names

-54% (1)
Recognized by sight: From photos I’d seen and internet research, and upon examining my own photos.
60% (2)
Recognized by sight: Color and stature looks wrong for G. esculenta. Looks more like G. montana (= G. gigas) to me.
85% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Site member educated me and suggested this is correct species for the mushrooms I found. (The Snow Mushroom). The first was found beneath conifer canopy near spring melt snow. I stand corrected! thanks

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