I usually find grey ones, this one is tan…not sure of the exact id



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thx Daniel
By: Danielle Strobel (Danielle )
2016-02-20 09:43:26 CET (+0100)

I am still convinced the grey ones ardifferent, they have hollow stems that water pours out of when you snap them open, these brown ones don’t, in fact they have almost a light “netting” inside them. If/when I find them again, I will cross cut the stems and post pics. Rich Kneal had done microscopy on the grey ones for me a while back, I wish I had the file to post on here as well, as far as we could tell, they appeared different under the scope. Anyways, the cedar you see in the background was one of many trees growing over head. Doug Fir and Hemlock were in the mix as well.

It may
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2016-02-19 22:24:47 CET (+0100)

be the mycorrhizal associate, Danielle. Usually H. compress with conifers, especially D. fir. Looks like this one was associated with Incense cedar, an atypical associate.

By: Danielle Strobel (Danielle )
2016-02-16 23:27:08 CET (+0100)

Ok…I have another observation in which these are very light grey, and they stayed grey, through the aging process. The ones I found today are tan….anyway, thanks

I think
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2016-02-16 23:19:48 CET (+0100)

it’s just aging, or a slight color differences. I don’t think just because it’s a little browner, it’s a different species.

By: Danielle Strobel (Danielle )
2016-02-16 23:14:53 CET (+0100)

You help me with understanding why some helvella compressa are grey, with pure white stem, and others are tan to brown with a tanish stem? I find them growing almost next to each other in similar substrate, under Douglas Fir trees in PNW Oregon. Thanks

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