Common Elfin Saddle Helvella elastica Bulliard    Synonyms: Smooth-stalked Helvella.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Pezizomycetes   >   Order Pezizales   >   Family Helvellaceae   >   Genus Helvella   

Status:

Found on the ground or on extremely well-rotted conifers or hardwoods.

Description:

Can be pale tan to dark gray-brown, smooth or somewhat wrinkled (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 7 records in the project database.

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Common Elfin Saddle in Howard Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Common Elfin Saddle (fruiting body from above) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Common Elfin Saddle in Howard Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Elfin Saddle (complete fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Common Elfin Saddle (opposite side of fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of Common Elfin Saddle in Howard Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Common Elfin Saddle specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/10/2015). Oval with large central oil drop, smooth, hyaline; measured 16.7-18.0 X 11.3-12.6 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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