Elastic vane

Elastic lobe (Helvella elastica) Elastic lobe (Helvella elastica) Elastic lobe (Helvella elastica)

Elastic lobe (Helvella elastica)


  • Department: Ascomycota (Ascomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Pezizomycotina (Pesizomycotins)
  • Class: Pezizomycetes (Pecicomycetes)
  • Subclass: Pezizomycetidae (Pecicomycetes)
  • Order: Pezizales
  • Family: Helvellaceae (Helvellaceae)
  • Genus: Helvella (Helvella)
  • View: Helvella elastica

Other names:

  • Leptopodia of elastica
  • Leptopodia elastica
  • Elastic vane

Elastic vane

Vane head resilient: A complex saddle or 'lobe' shape, usually with two 'compartments'. The diameter of the cap (at its widest point) is from 2 to 6 cm. The color is brown or brown-beige. The pulp is light, thin and brittle; there is a certain amount of exaggeration in the name of the mushroom.

Spore powder: Colorless.

Elastic blade leg: Height 2-6 cm, thickness 0.3-0.8 cm, white, hollow, smooth, often slightly curved, slightly widens towards the base.

Distribution: Elastic lobster is found in deciduous and mixed forests from mid-summer to late September, preferring damp places. Bears fruit in large colonies under favorable conditions.

Similar species: Lobules are highly individual mushrooms and Helvella elasica with its double cap is no exception. An exclusive project, completely handmade, you cannot confuse it with anything. However, Black Lobster (Helvella atra) is distinguished by a darker color and ribbed, folded leg.

Edible: According to various sources, the mushroom is either inedible at all, or edible, but completely tasteless. And what's the difference, it is not so often found to arouse interest among procurers.

Remarks It's easy to surprise me with a mushroom (in general, every second mushroom surprises me), but the lobe is elastic – it's still something special. When I first saw a large colony of these blades, it seemed to me that I had stumbled upon some secret mushroom object – either a flight control center, or an air defense system, or something else very difficult. The mushrooms were arranged in a deliberate order, and it seemed that their location was somehow coordinated with each other: someone was directed to the south, someone was tracking the western direction, someone was solving strategic issues, hiding behind two rings of defense. Honestly, picking at least one mushroom did not raise my hand – it was impossible, it was simply impossible to destroy such a structure. You can't prevent mushrooms from performing combat missions, right?

Elastic lobe (Helvella elastica) Elastic lobe (Helvella elastica) Elastic lobe (Helvella elastica)

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