Observation 34220: Helvella lacunosa Afzel.

When: 2010-02-20

Collection location: San Diego, San Diego Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Found a few feet from some black H. lacunosa.

On display at the SDMS fungus fair.

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Recognized by sight: This is an albino H. lacunosa instead of H. crispa due to the texture of the hymenophore

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-03-04 17:37:26 PST (-0800)

I once found Gyromitra korfii and Gyromitra fastigiata (brunnea) within a couple feet of each other and did not see any other false morels in the area which I searched carefully looking for morels…

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By: Bob Verish (bolete-chaser)
2010-03-02 22:59:27 PST (-0800)

These two specimens (that were on display at the SDMS Fungus Fair) were found within a meter of each other and within the same 10m-squared area in which a scattering of other (black-pigmented) Helvella lacunosa were found, during a SDMS-team foray on 2010-02-20. These H. lacunosa were found under a cluster of oaks along a river terrace at the lower elevations of Lake Jennings Park.
No H. crispa, let alone other albino H. lacunosa, were found by any of the other foray team members.

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