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These were found on a long downed, and well rotted poplar or aspen stump and log. They have a mild smell compared to the Gyromitra esculenta. More robust than the G esculenta as well, Les prone to breaking. These were fairly large, the size of an average cauliflower. They are dried now and will be available preserved if anyone would like them. Apologies for the poor quality, low light photos. The bright photos from today are of the dried specimens.


Specimens after drying.

Proposed Names

40% (2)
Recognized by sight: Recognized as Gyromitra.
Used references: Posted on Facebook to the mushroom ID group.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: West coast species.
Based on microscopic features: Verify by checking spore shape, should be elliptical.

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Hard to tell
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2019-06-24 18:42:19 +03 (+0300)

But one second with a microscope would give us our answer.

PNW vs North East BC?
By: Ryan (Ryan Sullivan)
2019-06-24 12:42:20 +03 (+0300)

A lot of the species I find here are more in line with the prairies and central Canada, Fort St. John is on the edge of northern Alberta. Britain had figured with the location being east of the Rockies that sphaerospora would more likely fit?