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Fungi: Ascomycota: Pezizomycetes: Pezizales: Helvellaceae: Helvella crispa (Scop.) Fr., 1822

Helvella crispa – White saddle

Synonyms: Costapeda crispa, Helvella atra, Helvella barlae, Helvella mitra, Helvella nigricans, Helvella pityophila, Merulius undulatus, Phallus costatus, Phallus crispus.

Common name: white saddle.

Russian names: Lopastnik kurchavyy, Gelvella kurchavaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Helvella crispa, also known as the white saddle, elfin saddle or common helvel, is an ascomycete fungus of the Helvellaceae family. The mushroom is readily identified by its irregularly shaped whitish cap, fluted stem, and fuzzy undersurfaces. It is found in eastern North America and in Europe, near deciduous trees in summer and autumn.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Elfin saddle mushrooms (<B>Helvella crispa</B>) in Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-07-19.htm">July 19, 2016</A>
LinkElfin saddle mushrooms (Helvella crispa) in Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, July 19, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Бугровское сельское поселение
Elfin saddle mushrooms (<B>Helvella crispa</B>) on roadside in Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-07-19.htm">July 19, 2016</A>
LinkElfin saddle mushrooms (Helvella crispa) on roadside in Toksovo, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, July 19, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Бугровское сельское поселение
White saddle mushrooms (<B>Helvella crispa</B>, Russian name Lopastnik) on roadside near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-07-24.htm">July 24, 2016</A>
LinkWhite saddle mushrooms (Helvella crispa, Russian name Lopastnik) on roadside near Kavgolovskoe Lake in Toksovo, north from Saint Petersburg. Russia, July 24, 2016
Location on mapsЛенинградская область, Всеволожский район, Токсовское городское поселение
White saddle mushrooms (<B>Helvella crispa</B>) on a lawn in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-10-04.htm">October 4, 2017</A>
LinkWhite saddle mushrooms (Helvella crispa) on a lawn in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 4, 2017
White saddle mushrooms (<B>Helvella crispa</B>) in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-10-04.htm">October 4, 2017</A>
LinkWhite saddle mushrooms (Helvella crispa) in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 4, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, улица Профессора Попова, 2П

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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