Helvella lacunosa

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Helvella lacunosa

5 November 2005 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Elfin Saddle Fungus

Cap

Saddle shaped, smooth, grey, dark brown or blackish, to about 5cm across

Stem

Strongly furrowed, smooth, grey, hollow

Flesh

Grey, firm, brittle in cap

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

In deciduous and coniferous woods

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth, one oil drop (18-22) x (11-13) µm2

Edibility

Edible when cooked, poor

Additional Photographs

Helvella lacunosa

October 2001 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin