When: 2008-03-21

Collection location: Ti Bar Fire Station, Siskiyou Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Harlan (harlanx6)

No specimen available

This specimen is chocolate brown with black edges, has twin heads or openings, abbout 17cm tall, has the odor of Helvella lacunosa (not pleasant)
and seems to be attached to a chip of rotting Doug. fir.


This is a flash photo of the specimen cross sectioned vertically. It’s not that great of a photo, but the half on the right is inverted with the stipe at the top.

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Recognized by sight: I agree with Darvin’s comment. The color and stature looks right, but more detail would be needed to be completely confident.

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maybe Gyromitra infula
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-03-21 22:34:25 CDT (-0400)

Without a photo of the stipe and a half section cut it’s hard to tell what this is, but it looks like it might be Gyromitra infula.