Observation 27108: Helvella lacunosa Afzel.
When: 2009-10-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: One of the definitive fungi of young Douglas-fir plantations (Christmas trees) in Oregon. Often parasitized by Clitocybe sclerotoidea, turning it into a commonly found truffle look-alike sclerotia which is easily identifiable by the extensive rhizomorphs extending into the litter layer away from the usually epigeous sclerotia.

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Recognized by sight
Used references: Identification by Drs. Lorelei Norvell and Judy Rogers. When OMS # given, collection added to OMS Herbarium.
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Recognized by sight: growing with conifers
Used references: H. lacunosa s.s. is not in North America
See Nguyen, Nhu H., et al. “The Helvella lacunosa species complex in western North America: cryptic species, misapplied names and parasites.” Mycologia 105.5 (2013): 1275-1286.

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