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Fungi: Ascomycota: Pezizomycetes: Pezizales: Helvellaceae: Helvella crispa Scop.

Helvella crispa – elfin saddle

Common names: elfin saddle, white saddle.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Helvella crispa, also known as the white saddle, elfin saddle or common helvel, is an ascomycete fungus of the Helvellaceae family. The mushroom is readily identified by its irregularly shaped whitish cap, fluted stem, and fuzzy undersurfaces. It is found in eastern North America and in Europe, near deciduous trees in summer and autumn.

Arabic: هلفيلة مجعدة, Breton: Helvel spulc'het, Catalan: Orella de llebre blanca, Czech: Chřapáč kadeřavý, Dutch: Witte kluifzwam, Estonian: Valge helvell, French: Helvelle crépue, German: Herbst-Lorchel, Hungarian: Fodros papsapkagomba, Japanese: ノボリリュウ, Polish: Piestrzyca kędzierzawa, Romanian: Mitră tomnatică, Russian: Лопастник курчавый, Serbian: Јесењи хрчак, Silesian: Vit hattmurkla, Slovenian: Jesenski loputar, Ukrainian: Гельвела кучерява, Walloon: Oraye di tchet.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Elfin saddle fungus (<B>Helvella crispa</B> mushroom) on Pitcher Plant Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-11-10.htm">November 10, 2013</A>
LinkElfin saddle fungus (Helvella crispa mushroom) on Pitcher Plant Trail in Big Thicket National Preserve. Warren, Texas, November 10, 2013
Location on mapsCo Rd 4850, Warren, TX 77664, USA
Elfin saddle mushrooms (<B>Helvella crispa</B>)(?) collected at mushroom walk with Gulf States Mycological Society in Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve. Warren, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-06-22.htm">June 22, 2019</A>
LinkElfin saddle mushrooms (Helvella crispa)(?) collected at mushroom walk with Gulf States Mycological Society in Watson Rare Native Plant Preserve. Warren, Texas, June 22, 2019
Location on maps527 Co Rd 4777, Warren, TX 77664, USA

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