Observation 95323: Helvella L.
When: 2012-05-22
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing solitary on the edge of a woodchip trail. I’m not familiar with some of the terminology that would match microscopy observations with Helvella. As a result I’ve labelled some of the images based on the area of the cut-out tissue.

Species Lists

Images

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z "False" Gill Edge 60x in Congo Red and Koh.jpg
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z "False" Gill Edge 150x in Congo Red and Koh.jpg
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z "False" Gill Edge 600x.jpg
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z Gill Trama 150x in Congo Red and Koh.jpg
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z The True Gill Edge 150x in Congo Red and Koh.jpg

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features
47% (2)
Eye3
Recognized by sight

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A smooth underside…
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-05-22 18:33:03 PDT (-0700)

would make this Helvella elastica. I’m pretty confident that Helvella elastica is the only one of these brown/grey saddled Helvella with a smooth underside.

Darn it
By: lightworkerpeace (gsharpnolack)
2012-05-22 17:45:52 PDT (-0700)

I no longer have it (it went with the trash). I only took a second to look at the reverse side of the “cap.” It seemed consistent with the outside material, and while I can’t be 100% certain, I would say there were no hairs and that it was smooth.

What was the underside like?
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-05-22 17:27:39 PDT (-0700)

Finely pubescent, densely pubescent to villose, smooth?

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