This ascomycete was found growing in rocky section of forest near the road with pine saplings. They were scattered. The black color of the cap and fluted stipe identified it. Included is a picture of a ascus from the specimen with the smooth oblong spores visible within.


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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: growing with conifers
Used references: H. lacunosa s.s. is not in North America
See Nguyen, Nhu H., et al. “The Helvella lacunosa species complex in western North America: cryptic species, misapplied names and parasites.” Mycologia 105.5 (2013): 1275-1286.

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