Name: Gyromitra gigas (Krombh.) Cooke
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
Editors: Alan Rockefeller, walt sturgeon, Johannes Harnisch


Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Gyromitra gigas

ICN Identifier: missing

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Author: (Krombh.) Cooke

Citation: Mycogr., Vol. 1. Discom. (London): fig. 327 (1878)

Misspellings: Gyomitra gigas


Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Ascomycota

Class: Pezizomycetes

Order: Pezizales

Family: Discinaceae

Genus: Gyromitra

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Cap/Head attached and inter grown with stalk, irregularly wrinkled, with hollowed, irregular chambers,
Hymenium layer(outside surface)
brown-cinnamon brown or ocher brown when young.
large, with many small chambers that are lined with a white cottony surface when young, lighter then cap/head almost pallid white when young becoming palid brown with age or when wet,
Spores with one large oil drop in the middle and 2 small ones at each end, some times with very small blunt nobs at each end with age,
Oder pleasant, not as strong as G. esculenta

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what name to use
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-05-12 02:47:30 CEST (+0200)

should you use Basionym Names or Homotypic ?

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