When: 2008-02-10

Collection location: Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

Common in the spring under live oak.

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Mid-sized Helvella
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-02-10 23:13:35 CST (-0500)

In my experience the H. compressa group are the smallest. I’ve seen H. acetabulum up to around 6cm across, so similar in size in a reasonable H. lacunosa. However, I’ve seen some monster H. lacunosa as well.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-02-10 23:00:43 CST (-0500)

Ah, there was a lone specimen of this species at the Fungus Fair in Marin this weekend, mixed among 3 other Helvella species. Are these usually much smaller than other species? It almost got buried in the duff. I IDed it using MD, good to know i put the correct label down. Looked just like these, it was my first time seeing one in person.