Ribbed Elfin Saucer Helvella solitaria P. Karst.  

Description:

Cup: Fertile surface tan / gray-brown, smooth to slightly dimpled with inrolled margin; outer surface grayish-white, finely downy. Stalk: Grayish-white, flares at cap, ribs extend only slightly onto cap (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Solitary or groups on ground in pine and hardwood forests.

There are 3 records in the project database.

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The fruiting body of a Ribbed Elfin Saucer in Howard Co., Maryland (5/12/2016). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

The fertile surface (top) of a Ribbed Elfin Saucer in Howard Co., Maryland (5/13/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores of a Ribbed Elfin Saucer collected in Howard Co., Maryland (5/13/2016). Broadly ellipsoid w/ one large oil drop, smooth, hyaline; measured 18.3 – 18.8 X 13.0 – 14.0 microns. (Three still in ascus.) Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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