Observation 25584: Helvella lacunosa Afzel.
When: 2009-09-23
Collection location: Japan [Click for map]
Who: Monkeycyst
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Solitary specimen found in abandoned/overgrown lawn near deciduous forest.

Cap: Grey, irregularly lobed, convoluted, and saddle-shaped.

Stem: White/light-grey, fluted, deeply and ornately ribbed.

Helvella sp. looks promising, although any images I can find exhibit caps with distinctly darker appearances.

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66% (3)
Eye3
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72% (4)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: While H. lacunosa often has a dark charcoal cap, when young it can be nearly white. It can also be white when parasitized by Clitocybe sclerotoidea. This specimen is not parasitized.
27% (4)
Recognized by sight: A light brown cap and a lacunose stipe matches this species.
21% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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