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Fungi: Ascomycota: Pezizomycetes: Pezizales: Helvellaceae: Helvella elastica Bull., 1785

Helvella elastica – Elastic saddle

Synonyms: Helvella albida, Helvella fuliginosa, Helvella guepinioides, Helvella klotzschiana, Helvella pulla, Leptopodia elastica, Leptopodia klotzschiana, Leptopodia pulla, Patella albida, Peziza hemisphaerica, Peziza hirsuta, Peziza hispida, Sepultaria albida, Tubipeda elastica.

Common name: elastic saddle.

Russian names: Lopastnik uprugiy, Leptopodiya elastika, Lopastnik elastichnyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Helvella elastica, commonly known as the flexible Helvella, or the elastic saddle, is a species of fungi in the Helvellaceae family, Pezizales order. It is found in Asia, Europe, and North America. It has a roughly saddle-shaped yellow-brown cap atop a whitish stipe, and grows on soil in woods. Another colloquial name is the brown elfin saddle.

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

Elastic saddle mushrooms (<B>Helvella elastica</B>) on roadside near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-31.htm">August 31, 2017</A>
LinkElastic saddle mushrooms (Helvella elastica) on roadside near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 31, 2017
Location on mapsPrimorskoye Shosse, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197755
Elastic saddle (flexible) mushrooms (<B>Helvella elastica</B>) on roadside near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-08-31.htm">August 31, 2017</A>
LinkElastic saddle (flexible) mushrooms (Helvella elastica) on roadside near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, August 31, 2017
Location on mapsPrimorskoye Shosse, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197755
Elastic saddle mushrooms (<B>Helvella elastica</B>) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-01.htm">September 1, 2018</A>
LinkElastic saddle mushrooms (Helvella elastica) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 1, 2018
Young elastic saddle (flexible) mushrooms (<B>Helvella elastica</B>) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-06.htm">September 6, 2018</A>
LinkYoung elastic saddle (flexible) mushrooms (Helvella elastica) near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 6, 2018
Location on maps1-Ya Polyanskaya Ulitsa, 20, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197755

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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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