Observation 146193: Helvella lacunosa group

two collections made in conifer woods; fertile surface of one black, the other gray; may be H. vespertina based on Nguyen et al. (2013). Mycologia 105(5): 1275-1286.


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I was wondering the same thing…
By: Chris Kleine (ckleine)
2013-12-09 04:38:37 CST (+0800)

…about whether this was a “west coast” species or something else.

Large with a variable cap color
By: P. Hill (phill)
2013-12-08 17:14:11 CST (+0800)

You certainly seem to have various colored caps and they are large examples. It certainly would be interesting to know if these newly identified “West Coast” species grow as far east as Utah.