When: 2017-04-28

Collection location: Antioch Dunes NWR- Sardis unit, Antioch, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Pgrunow

No specimen available

I was very surprised to find this here, given the location and date. 2 groups of four together, easily identifiable. Obviously elfin saddles with bright white fluted stipes. Medium brown wrinkled cap was pale gray underneath and not connected to the stipe at edges. Mostly the caps were creased near the middle, with the outer edge downward facing (hanging over the top of the stipe, parallel to it). However, the creasing/cap formation was variable. 2 had a bit of a bow tie appearance. The cap itself was rather thin, very different from the lacunosa group or gyromitra.
I do not have photos, as I was working, but I recognized this species immediately and am sure of the identity.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Description in notes
Used references: Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, California Mushrooms

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