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Helvella Elastica

Helvella elastica

Cap - Brownish grey. Cup-shaped, flattening out when mature; when young, the under surface is covered with little spines or hairs. Both surfaces are smooth when mature.

Stem - Slender, of the same colour as the cap, tapering toward the cap. Solid and white within.

Habitat - The specimen pictured was found growing beneath hemlocks and yellow birches, in Lake Placid forest, during September.