Helvella crispa (Witte kluifzwam (BE) / white saddle (EN) / Herbstlorchel (DE) / Helvelle crépue (FR) ) is an ascomycete fungus of the Helvellaceae family. This mushroom is easy to identify by its irregularly shaped whitish cap ('crispa' = 'wrinkled' or 'curly'), fluted stem, and fuzzy undersurfaces. It can be found in Europe, eastern North America, China and Japan near deciduous trees in summer and autumn.
Image: Visé (BE) - 11/09/2010
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