Helvella macropus

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Helvella macropus

October 2004 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Macroscyphus macropus

Cap

Cup shaped, sometimes squashed, inner surface smooth, grey to grey brown, outer surface scurfy, pale, to about 4 cm across

Stem

Cylindrical, tapered upwards, covered with fine hairs, greyish

Flesh

Thin, whitish

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

In deciduous and coniferous woods

Microscopic Features

Spores spindle shaped, smooth, one large central drop, one small drop at each end (18-24) x (10-12) µm2

Edibility

Inedible