Observation 20927: Gyromitra gigas (Krombh.) Cooke
When: 2009-05-08
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Head is half free from stalk, tomentose in patches underneath (but hidden in first picture). The stalk is not chambered (though it is rather contorted as shown). I couldn’t find any spores(?!), just lots and lots and lots of long cylindrical asci, filled with golden oil drops that clear in K.

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Nathan thought the same thing…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-05-09 22:06:36 COT (-0500)

See observation 7557. Probably the same thing: same general place, same general time of the year. I’ll see if I can find it again and do a section of the stipe.

Pseudorhizina californica
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-05-09 21:39:41 COT (-0500)

Looks like Pseudorhizina californica from the top. Did you get a photo of the stipe? Any pink color on it? Gyromitra gigas usually has a cap that fits tight on a chambered stipe. This cap seems to be free-form and loose.

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