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Helvella elastica.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Elastic Saddle, Glattstiellorchel, Helvelle élastique, Karcsú papsapkagomba
Leptopodia elastica Mushroom
Ref No: 9427
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Leptopodia elastica2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9428
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Brown, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on the ground

Helvella elastica Bull. ex St. Amans syn. Leptopodia elastica Bull. ex St. Amans Boud. Glattstiellorchel, Karcsú papsapkagomba, Helvelle élastique, Elastic Saddle. Cap 1–3cm high, saddle-shaped and irregularly lobed, grey-brown to yellowish-brown, underside smooth, whitish drying ochraceous. Stem 40–70 x 3–7mm, whitish, often compressed. Asci 330 x 20µ. Spores 19–22 x 11–13µ. Habitat open ground in woodland. Season summer to autumn. Occasional. Edible – poor. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 17 January 2012

Hungarian name, Karcsu papsapkagomba
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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 11 February 2011

Leptopodia elastica2
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