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Helvella leucomelaena
sooty cup, white-footed elfin cup, white-footed elfin-cup

Distribution: H. leucomelaena is found in spring and early summer in conifer forests, especially along paths and roadsides.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Helvella leucomelaena forms gray to dark brownish gray or blackish, urn- to cup- or star-shaped fruitbodies. The outer surface of the cup is finely pubescent and similar in color to the inner surface with a whitish lower portion. The short stipe, if present, has broad folds and ribs that extend a short ways onto the cup.

Accepted Name:
Helvella leucomelaena (Pers.) Nannf.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Helvella leucomelaena in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Helvella leucomelaena photos.

10 photographs:
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