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Elfin Saddle - Helvella lactea It was approximately 6 cm tall, creamy white, the cap was attached to the stem, the stem was ridged, and the undersurface of the cap was smooth.<br />
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Habitat: I spotted this mushroom growing alone on a steep incline in a mostly coniferous forest (hemlock, pine, ash, maple). <br />
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Habitat: I spotted this mushroom growing alone on a steep incline in a mostly coniferous forest (hemlock, pine, ash, maple).<br />
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Elfin Saddle - Helvella lactea

It was approximately 6 cm tall, creamy white, the cap was attached to the stem, the stem was ridged, and the undersurface of the cap was smooth.

Habitat: I spotted this mushroom growing alone on a steep incline in a mostly coniferous forest (hemlock, pine, ash, maple).

Elfin Saddle - Helvella lactea It was approximately 6 cm tall, creamy white, the cap was attached to the stem, the stem was ridged, and the undersurface of the cap was smooth.<br />
<br />
Habitat: I spotted this mushroom growing alone on a steep incline in a mostly coniferous forest (hemlock, pine, ash, maple).<br />
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    comments (4)

  1. Interesting shape. I think it might not be often found? Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, I'm not sure how common it is. This was my first time finding this species though. Posted 2 years ago
  2. Fantastic!! I absolutely love Helvella species, but you already knew that! ;D Posted 2 years ago
    1. Haha, thanks! I love them too! Posted 2 years ago

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Helvella lactea is a species of mushroom in the family Helvellaceae.

Similar species: Pezizales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Sep 29, 2018. Captured Sep 28, 2018 08:11 in 3370 VT-30, Dorset, VT 05251, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm