Non-saddle-shaped Helvella, slightly raised near edge into a semi-saddle-shape; CAP: 2 inches wide, gray-edged, blue-gray otherwise; UNDERSIDE of CAP: minutely white dotted (glandular?), pinkish-gray-brown, with white dots; STIPE: 1.5 inches tall, strongly dotted (glandular?), darker brown than most of the cap. Rather pretty in its own way. At least I like it.


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Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified, identified through “scurffy” stipe and sterile surface. This does not appear to be a complete match, as it assumes more of a semi-saddle shape rather than a cup-shape. Nor is the fertile surface black or blackish, but rather slate-gray to bluish-gray. Scurffy stipe and sterile underside are a match. I would identify as Helvella macropus complex, as not all features match.

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Something in the villosa/macropus complex
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-06-06 10:42:20 CDT (-0400)