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Helvella Lacunosa

Helvella lacunosa

Cap - Of one piece, thin and flexible like rubber cloth, folded to saddle the apex of the stem. The two saddle-flaps are attached on their margins at irregular intervals when young, and are puffed out like a balloon; but when mature, the species separate. Their outer surface is brownish grey, and their inner surface light grey, creased and folded.

Stem - Irregularly and deeply furrowed.

Flesh - Odour offensive.

Habitat- The specimen pictured was found growing imbedded in deep moss on old bark in the Lake Placid woods.