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Helvella Cup Fungus

Helvella macropus

Description:

Cap: 1-6 cm across; cup-shaped or disc-shaped--or occasionally nearly flat; upper surface medium to dark grayish brown, bald; undersurface light to medium grayish brown, finely to prominently pustulate-hairy (especially near the margin). Flesh: Insubstantial. Stem: 1-7 cm long (but usually longer, at maturity, than the cap is wide); 1-5 mm thick; more or less equal; sometimes with clefts near the base; medium brown (usually colored like the undersurface of the cap); whitish near the base; finely hairy or nearly bald with age.

Habitat:

Hemlock forest.

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JC_Forester
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JC_Forester

Kentucky, USA

Spotted on Jun 23, 2013
Submitted on Jun 23, 2013

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