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Observation 463536: Helvella lactea Boud.

Growing on a mossy hillside near Acer saccharum and Tsuga canadensis with Quercus rubra and Carya ovata further away. Asci operculate and 8-spored. Spores smooth, hyaline and with 1 large central guttule. Spore measurements: (15.1) 16.2 – 18 (18.8) × (12.3) 12.7 – 14.2 (15.1) µm, Q = (1.1) 1.2 – 1.4 (1.5); N = 30, Me = 17.1 × 13.3 µm; Qe = 1.3.

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DSC_8853 Spores at 400x in phloxine, congo red and NH4OH.JPG
DSC_8867 Asci, paraphyses and spores at 400x in phloxine, congo red and NH4OH.JPG

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Used references: Skrede, I., Carlsen, T., & Schumacher, T. (2017). A synopsis of the saddle fungi (Helvella: Ascomycota) in Europe–species delimitation, taxonomy and typification. Persoonia: Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi, 39, 201.

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Also pictured in observation 481703
By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2021-12-18 00:39:37 CST (-0600)