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Fluted Black Elfin Saddle

Helvella vespertina


This strange looking mushroom has a dark gray irregular shaped cap. The stem is grayish white with some gray streaks and is fluted. 15 cm tall.


Growing in soil near large conifers. Helvella vespertina are associated with conifers. Found in western North America.

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Brian38 2 months ago

Thanks for commenting Rob. This one is fairly fresh. The stem will darken as it ages.

triggsturner 2 months ago

Fascinating looking fungus Brian. Do you know what stage it is on development? I have never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing it. Rob

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.12, Long: -122.87

Spotted on Nov 29, 2018
Submitted on Dec 1, 2018

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