Phylum: Ascomycota Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales Family: Helvellaceae
Species: Helvella lacunosa Afzel.
Synonyms: Helvella cinerea
Helvella costata
Helvella lacunosa var. sulcata
Helvella leucophaea
Helvella mitra
Helvella scutula var. cinerea
Helvella subcostata
Helvella sulcata
Common Name: Elfin Saddle


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Helvella lacunosaPhotographer:  Stuart Dunlop
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (22)
Quercus (9)
Beech (7)
Corylus avellana (6)
Quercus petraea (5)
Poa (4)
Prunus laurocerasus (2)
Larix (2)
Betula (2)
Pinus (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Poaceae (1)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Rubus fruticosus agg. (1)
Betula pendula (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (35)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (18)
Parkland and scattered trees (18)
Woodland: mixed (17)
Woodland (13)
Built up area, domestic (10)
Woodland: broadleaved (8)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (6)
Scrub (4)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (2)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland: plantation (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (55)
Soil Leaves (14)
Soil Mossy (9)
Larch (Larix) (4)
Soil Grassy (4)
Dead Branch (2)
Leaf Litter (2)
Litter (2)
Root (1)
Soil Needle (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (2)
August (5)
September (23)
October (74)
November (9)