Observation 364257: Helvella L.

Unusual Fungi and can’t remember ever seeing this one previously in this location. Area Eucalyptus rainforest. Single find in forest floor mulch.
Stipe round and hairy as is the underside of the Pileus. No Gills or Pores are visible? Overall colour is consistent. Cap cuplike. Maybe:
Helvella cupuliformis
Dissing & Nannf.
Also see mo 280785 example. (only problem doesnt seem to be hairy?)



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Used references: Google finds in Au Maybe close relative.?

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Thanks John. I might try some o/s MO members. See what happens. Cant lose. Cheers kk

By: John Van Der Heul (John VDH)
2019-04-22 02:14:20 PDT (-0700)

I don’t thik we did, as for DNA sequencing we don’t know of anyone in Aust.
This species is one of many that has too many names for the same specimen.


Thanks for your comments. Did you have your specimen scoped for a spore image. I am trying to find a definitive proof as you would realise. Do you know anyone who does DNA sequencing on this species.? Ta kk

Many known names
By: John Van Der Heul (John VDH)
2019-04-22 00:46:43 PDT (-0700)

This species is known by a few names as we found out last year.
It is the same as we found in NSW last year and is also called Helvella chinensis here in Australia

H. chinensis is a NA species.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2019-04-21 12:27:14 PDT (-0700)

H. cupuliformis is an OZ sp. which looks very much like what Ian shows here.