Observation 20927: Gyromitra gigas (Krombh.) Cooke

When: 2009-05-08

Collection location: Edgewood Blue, Wells Gray region, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Head is half free from stalk, tomentose in patches underneath (but hidden in first picture). The stalk is not chambered (though it is rather contorted as shown). I couldn’t find any spores(?!), just lots and lots and lots of long cylindrical asci, filled with golden oil drops that clear in K.


Color is accurate on my monitor.

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Nathan thought the same thing…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-05-10 11:06:36 CST (+0800)

See observation 7557. Probably the same thing: same general place, same general time of the year. I’ll see if I can find it again and do a section of the stipe.

Pseudorhizina californica
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-05-10 10:39:41 CST (+0800)

Looks like Pseudorhizina californica from the top. Did you get a photo of the stipe? Any pink color on it? Gyromitra gigas usually has a cap that fits tight on a chambered stipe. This cap seems to be free-form and loose.

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