Observation 68480: Helvella silvicola (Beck) Harmaja

When: 2011-05-31

Collection location: Pend Oreille Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Parker (mycotrope)

No specimen available



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Very nice photo
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-06-03 10:23:40 NZST (+1200)

and specimens in great condition.

right you are, Else
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-03 07:23:35 NZST (+1200)

what I meant to say is that Index Fungorum lists Wynella silvicola as the preferred name.

Wynnea and Wynnella
By: else
2011-06-03 04:29:40 NZST (+1200)

Ah, there are two genera, with very similar names, Wynnea (Sarcoscyphaceae), and Wynnella in the Helvellaceae, with W. sylvicola.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-03 03:57:56 NZST (+1200)

if so, somebody should tell Index Fungorum. They are still green-lighting the name Wynnea silvicola (and boy, its macro at least is sure a good match for that genus!).

Helvella??! The hell you say!

Yeah yeah, I know, convergent evolution and all that…

Cool mushroom, regardless.

By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-06-03 01:24:13 NZST (+1200)

That is one reason it’s been known as Wynnella silvicola for a long time, which is what I’ve called it, but since have found out that in a paper by Abbot and Currah (1997) it was made a Helvella. I believe there is also a seperate molecular study that backs that up.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-06-02 18:14:16 NZST (+1200)

seen a Helvella that looked so Otidioid. neat find.

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