Observation 91291: Helvella macropus var. brevis

When: 2012-03-30

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

No specimen available

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on second thought
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-03-30 18:35:17 CDT (-0500)

maybe not H. corium.

Helvella corium because
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-03-30 18:29:44 CDT (-0500)

I chose Helvella corium because this observation shows a very short stem and a lack of any brown to the spore bearing surface (or any other part). Here is the info from the source I used. (matchmaker)

CAP 0.3-2.5cm across and 0.2-1.0cm high (up to 4cm across and 1.2cm high when fresh), deeply to shallowly cup-shaped; black and drying black; smooth; margin inrolled at first, expanding at maturity, (Abbott)

….UNDERSIDE black or blackish brown; “often with white to grayish white marginal pubescence, densely pubescent to villose near margin, smooth or rarely with ribs extending onto basal quarter”, (Abbott)

….STEM 0.2-2.9 × 0.05-0.8cm (up to 4cm long when fresh), equal or widened at base, solid, round in cross-section or slightly sulcate [grooved] or often slightly fluted especially at base, rarely strongly ribbed; black or very dark brown, often white or pale gray at base; pubescent, (Abbott)….

It would have helped to see the stem better I suppose but other MO observations match well with H. corium. Looking up H. macropus on MO, you will see similar grey tones and downy/hairy exterior, but you can’t get past the obviously longer stipe on H. macropus.

Having said that, I find no instance of either on MO for Florida or other states nearby, save Alan R.’s H. macropus from Mexico.

Edit* scratch that all…lol….I’m so wrong!

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