Observation 198340: Helvella leucomelaena (Pers.) Nannf.
When: 2015-02-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing at side of a trail in gravely dirt, probably with some wood debris or leaves. oaks and pines nearby.

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100x in Meltzers
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Ascus in Meltzer’s at 1000x
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showing the paraphyses in Meltzer’s at 1000x
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spores 22x 11µm in KOH at 1000x

Proposed Names

30% (2)
Based on microscopic features: spores ( immature, observed inside asci) 22-25 x11-12µm.
Based on chemical features: Asci do not turn blue in Meltzer’s reagent , nor in KOH
47% (2)
Eye3
Recognized by sight: The very dark colors, short but grooved/ribbed pseudostipe, and rounded-rectangular spores remind me of something like H. leucomelaena
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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Sure thing
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-02-09 08:12:06 AEST (+1000)

I’ve never found one like this, always wanted to see one. Good find!

Thanks Christian!
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2015-02-09 07:41:29 AEST (+1000)

Your wealth of experience saves the day once again. I am doing a spore print now o see what the mature spores look like.

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