Name: Leotia lubrica (Scop.) Pers.
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
Editors: Alan Rockefeller, Erlon

Nomenclature:

Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Leotia lubrica

Author: (Scop.) Pers.

Citation: Comm. fung. clav. (Lipsiae): 31 (1797)

Synonym(s): Leotia viscosa Fr.

Deprecated Synonyms: Helvella lubrica, Leotia gelatinosa, Leotia lubrica (Scop.) Pers

Misspellings: Leotina lubrica

Classification:
Brief Description:

Cap: 1-4 cm; variable in shape but more or less convex; convoluted; bald; with a smooth or slightly wrinkled surface; sticky or slimy when fresh, but sometimes drying out; the margin inrolled; buff, brownish yellow, yellow, or olive—not infrequently turning dark green to nearly black with age; undersurface bald and pale.

Stem: 2-8 cm long; up to 1 cm wide; bald; often adorned with tiny pale flakes; more or less equal; sticky or slimy when fresh; colored like the cap or paler; slowly bruising dark green where damaged; hollow or filled with gelatinous material.

Flesh: Gelatinous when fresh.

Odor: None.

Spores 16-25 × 4-6 µ; narrowly ellipsoid to subfusiform; smooth; often curved; becoming septate, with 3-7 septa at maturity. Asci 8-spored. Paraphyses filiform; often forked; apices subclavate to irregularly swollen; 1-2 µ wide.

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Created: 2007-01-09 23:03:47 CST (-0600) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
Last modified: 2009-10-01 11:49:42 CDT (-0500) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
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