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


Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Leotia lubrica

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (Scop.) Pers.

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

Synonym(s):Leotia viscosa Fr.

Deprecated Synonyms: Helvella lubrica Scop., Leotia gelatinosa

Misspellings: Leotina lubrica


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Ascomycota

Class: Leotiomycetes

Order: Helotiales

Family: Leotiaceae

Genus: Leotia

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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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