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Observation 98039: Gyromitra Fr.

When: 2012-06-22

Collection location: Kirk Hill, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Edward Barge (landsnorkler)

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Some precisions
By: Nicolas VAN VOOREN (NicoV)
2013-01-15 03:53:02 CST (-0500)

I suggested the name G. brunnea due to the date (June), but if it is not the real date of gathering, G. infula could match. In Europe, G. infula grows often on dead wood, generally on Fagus, in mixed woods (Fagus and Abies/Picea).
Don’t forget there exists also G. ambigua which looks like a small infula and grows in summer but in boreal areas.
Of course, spores are very different between G. infula and G. brunnea, so in doubt, it is easy to control!

Gyromitra nomenclature
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-01-11 14:37:32 CST (-0500)

has been a mess for many years. I don’t think Gyromitra brunnea occurs in Montana or if it does,it is very rare. Gyromitra infula is usally an autumn species and is often found on wood.

G. brunnea and G. infula
By: Nicolas VAN VOOREN (NicoV)
2013-01-11 13:58:04 CST (-0500)

G. infula grows only in late summer or autumn. Gyromitra brunnea grows in spring. Gyromitra fastigiata, name used in Europe, could be a synonym