Observation 324: Helvella L.
When: 2005-01-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Seen on display at the Santa Cruz Fungus Fair.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:56:49 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Santa Cruz Fungus Fair, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA’ to ‘Santa Cruz, California, USA

Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: Large size and pigmented stipe point toward this species. However, this could well be a mixed collection given that it’s part of a constructed display.
86% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: The convoluted dark caps, lighter stipe, and ridged/pitted stipes as well as the location indicate these all in the genus Helvella and likely either Helvella vespertina or Helvella dryophila.
29% (1)
Recognized by sight: Time of year is in the overlap between the two taxa and it is very possible that this is a mixed collection.

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Interesting: let’s talk about the two new taxa
By: P. Hill (phill)
2013-12-03 01:29:03 CST (-0500)

I would imagine the bigger ones make sense for H. vespertina, but which ones suggest to you H. dryophilia? Is it the very dark topped ones?

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