Observation 209295: Helvella L.

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in soil under Juniperus monosperma

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Good news
By: Nicolas VAN VOOREN (NicoV)
2015-07-21 22:34:58 PDT (-0700)

This is great that she can study this collection.

I showed the image to Nancy Weber,
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2015-07-21 15:19:29 PDT (-0700)

she said it was not H. crassitunicata. When I get back to New Mexico I’ll send her some.

Ecology
By: Nicolas VAN VOOREN (NicoV)
2015-07-21 10:21:21 PDT (-0700)

When describing this species from Washington State, N.S. Weber indicated only “under conifers”.

First time I’ve seen this
By: Bob Chapman (Disciseda)
2015-07-21 08:00:46 PDT (-0700)

Nicolas,
Next time my microscope and I find ourselves in the same place I will take a look. Many strange things are to be found in the pinyon-juniper woodlands.

Interesting collection
By: Nicolas VAN VOOREN (NicoV)
2015-07-21 02:23:31 PDT (-0700)

Dear Bob,
The cupulate apothecia, with a brown hymenium, reminds me H. crassitunicata. This species is characterized by its large ascospores, asci without crozier and thickened-wall paraphyses.