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Fungi: Ascomycota: Pezizomycetes: Pezizales: Helvellaceae: Helvella lacunosa Afzel.

Helvella lacunosa – elfin saddle

Synonyms: Boletus leucophaeus, Costapeda lacunosa, Helvella cinerea, Helvella costata, Helvella crispa, Helvella fusca, Helvella infula, Helvella leucophaea, Helvella mitra, Helvella monacella, Helvella pallescens, Helvella scutula, Helvella subcostata, Helvella sulcata, Phallus brunneus.

Common name: elfin saddle.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Helvella lacunosa, known as the slate grey saddle or fluted black elfin saddle in North America, simply as the elfin saddle in Britain, is an ascomycete fungus of the family Helvellaceae. It is probably the most common species in the genus Helvella. The mushroom is readily identified by its irregularly shaped grey cap, fluted stem, and fuzzy undersurfaces. It is found in Eastern North America and in Europe, near deciduous and coniferous trees in summer and autumn.

Arabic: هلفيلة غائرة, Bulgarian: Сиво-черна бучка, Catalan: Orella de llebre negra, Chinese: 多窪馬鞍菌, Czech: Chřapáč jamkatý, Dutch: Zwarte kluifzwam, Estonian: Tume helvell, Finnish: Mustamörsky, French: Helvelle lacuneuse, Georgian: უნაგირასოკო, German: Gruben-Lorchel, Hungarian: Szürke papsapkagomba, Icelandic: Sortuhnuðla, Japanese: クロノボリリュウ, Latvian: Dobais rumpucis, Lithuanian: Urvuotoji alvytė, Polish: Piestrzyca zatokowata, Romanian: Helvella lacunosa 1, Russian: Лопастник бороздчатый, Silesian: Svart hattmurkla, Ukrainian: Гельвела лакуноса, Walloon: Noere oraye di tchet, Welsh: Coesyn rhychog du.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Helvella sulcata mushroom (pale form of <B>Helvella lacunosa</B>) in area of floodplain near rotting wood on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-15.htm">April 15, 2020</A>
LinkHelvella sulcata mushroom (pale form of Helvella lacunosa) in area of floodplain near rotting wood on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, April 15, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Helvella sulcata mushroom (pale form of <B>Helvella lacunosa</B>) among rotting leaves on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-15.htm">April 15, 2020</A>
LinkHelvella sulcata mushroom (pale form of Helvella lacunosa) among rotting leaves on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, April 15, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Side view of Helvella sulcata mushroom (pale form of <B>Helvella lacunosa</B>) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-15.htm">April 15, 2020</A>
LinkSide view of Helvella sulcata mushroom (pale form of Helvella lacunosa) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, April 15, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Helvella sulcata mushroom (pale form of <B>Helvella lacunosa</B>) on black background on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-15.htm">April 15, 2020</A>
LinkHelvella sulcata mushroom (pale form of Helvella lacunosa) on black background on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, April 15, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Reticulate undersurface of Helvella sulcata mushroom (pale form of <B>Helvella lacunosa</B>) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-04-15.htm">April 15, 2020</A>
LinkReticulate undersurface of Helvella sulcata mushroom (pale form of Helvella lacunosa) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, April 15, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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