Name: Helvella vespertina
Author: N.H. Nguyen & Vellinga
Citation: Mycologia 105(5): 1281 (2013)
A member of the Helvella lacunosa group
A western North American species formerly referred to as Helvella lacunosa. See, e.g., Arora, Mushrooms Demystified (Ten Speed Press 2d ed. 1986); Trudell & Ammirati, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest (Timber Press 2009).
The latest thought is that H. lacunosa is a species complex and that the complex has two common species in western North America: Helvella vespertina and Helvella dryophila. See Nhu Nguyen, Fidel Landeros, Roberto Garibay-Orijel, Karen Hansen and Else C. Vellinga. 2013. The Helvella lacunosa species complex in western North America: cryptic species, misapplied names and parasites. Mycologia 105(5): 1275–1286. DOI: 10.3852/12-391; see generally Michael Beug, Alan E. Bessette, Arleen R. Bessette, Ascomycete Fungi of North America: A Mushroom Reference Guide, 170 (Univ. of Texas Press 2014).
I found quite a large patch few these in Hollister under oak. North slope of golf course. I didn’t 100% identify as edible. Thanks for the clarification.
“The Helvella lacunosa species complex in western North America: cryptic species, misapplied names and parasites. Nguyen NH, Landeros F, Garibay-Orijel R, Hansen K, Vellinga EC. Mycologia. 2013 Sep-Oct;105(5):1275-86. doi: 10.3852/12-391. Epub 2013 May 24.”http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23709487?dopt=Abstract
so it is better to hold off, we could come up with other names for it, or decide to lay the whole project to rest for the next x number of years!
I agree with Christian. Until it’s in print, something could change.
I think it’d be better form to wait until the publication actually comes out, in the future.
“the western North American “lacunosa” resolved into two species, one occurring with conifers (pines and Douglas fir) and one occurring with hardwood, mostly oak. These two species will be described as Helvella vespertina and Helvella dryophila.”
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