Collection location: Borovoye National Park, Akmola District, Kazakhstan [Click for map]
Gyromitra esculenta (Pers.) Fr., Helvellaceae, Pezizales (Строчок обыкновенный)
Brown brain-like with shot whitish stalk
Cap is 5-15cm wide, 4-8cm high, wrinkled very much, brain-shaped and sometimes irregular saddle-shaped, yellowish-brown up to reddish-brown and dark brown (with black powder when old). Flesh is brittle and hollow; interior chambered.
Stalk 3-5 cm long and 1.5-2.5 cm thick, hollow, fluted or wrinkled with some soil at bottom.
Habitat: scattered up to abundant nearby pine-trees minor under birches in pine-tree forest.
Edibility: delicious (boiling recommended cause sand).
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