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Fluted Black Elfin Saddle

Helvella vespertina

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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


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2 Comments

Brian38
Brian38 9 months ago

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

triggsturner
triggsturner 9 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

Brian38
Spotted by
Brian38

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.12, Long: -122.87

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

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