Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales Family: Helvellaceae
Species: Helvella crispa (Scop.) Fr.
Synonyms: Phallus crispus
Common Name: White Saddle


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Helvella crispaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (16)
Quercus (10)
Corylus avellana (8)
Beech (5)
Quercus petraea (4)
Poa (3)
Betula (2)
Betula pubescens (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Pinus sylvestris (1)
Acer (1)
Tilia (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (31)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (17)
Woodland: mixed (16)
Parkland and scattered trees (14)
Woodland (14)
Built up area, domestic (10)
Woodland: broadleaved (8)
Scrub (6)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (5)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (4)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Calcareous grassland (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, coppice with standards (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (55)
Soil Leaves (19)
Soil Mossy (5)
Soil Grassy (4)
Larch (Larix) (3)
Leaf Litter (1)
Soil bare (1)
Stony (1)
Stump (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (3)
August (4)
September (16)
October (78)
November (9)