Observation 82657: Helvella vespertina Nguyen & Vellinga

When: 2011-11-15

Collection location: Issaquah Alps, King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: BlueCanoe

No specimen available

Found in second-growth forest of Douglas-fir and western hemlock, with minor western red-cedar between 1000 and 2000 ft. elevation. Up to 1/2 inch of snow on the ground in open areas (trails, clear cuts, etc).

Proposed Names

29% (3)
Recognized by sight
-8% (3)
Recognized by sight: Light colored cap, not too big
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: Grey stem, conifer habitat

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more ridges less holes
By: P. Hill (phill)
2013-12-02 01:49:55 PST (-0800)

Thinking about and looking around at observations of Helvella lacunosa after reading the paper which introduced Helvella vespertina and Helvella dryophylia, what strikes me here and with a few other observations is the lack of holes in the stipe. The stipe ridges are very straight and regular, like some of the observations identified as Helvella phlebophora or generally like the stem of Gyromitra californica. One wonders if a variant or species is hiding around this style of Helvella.

Created: 2011-11-15 21:07:47 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2013-12-02 07:07:33 PST (-0800)
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