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Helvella elastica Elastic saddle

Observed: 25th September 2011 By: miked
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Helvella elastica Elastic saddle
Description:

Compare http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/226921 suspect they are two different species but not sure which one is the proper Helvella elastica.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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The descriptions I've seen

The descriptions I've seen could just about apply to both but the smaller version did look very small, all the individuals were the very small size shown and they looked like a different species. Unfortunately I don't currently have a listing of the likely species for that area, will try to find a mycologist covering that area at some stage.