Helvella acetabulum

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Helvella acetabulum

9 April 2008 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Paxina acetabulum

Fruiting Body

Cup like, inner surface pale to dark brown, outer surface concolorous, stem prominently ribbed, ribs extending onto the cup, white

Flesh

Pale, brittle

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to early summer

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In woods, usually on sandy or calcareous soil

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal (18-22) x (12-14) µm2

Edibility

Poisonous

Notes

This species could be confused with Helvella leucomelaena

Additional Photographs

Helvella acetabulum

9 April 2008 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Helvella acetabulum

May 2000 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin