Observation 33068: Helvella L.

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49% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Abbott, S. O. & Currah, R. S. (1997). The Helvellaceae: Systematic revision and occurrence in northern and northwestern North America. Mycotaxon 62: 1-125.
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: Spores should be checked of course. From Helvella macropus (including its varieties) they are spindle-shaped, in other species ellipsoid.
81% (1)
Recognized by sight

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-02-04 15:32:20 CST (-0600)

I really think it is only appropriate to call this Helvella sp.

would that we could check those spores…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-02-04 10:49:13 CST (-0600)

this is one that I set aside to be taken home…but it got tossed anyway in the clean-up frenzy. sigh.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-02-02 21:47:32 CST (-0600)

Helvella chinensis is the newer name for H. villosa in Abbott & Currah.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-02-02 12:26:40 CST (-0600)

Darvin, what brings you to this identification? Did you do microscopy??

With only images to go by, there are a handful of species which should be considered, such as H. macropus, H. cupuliformis, H. villosa… To name a few.

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