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Gyromitra montana
snow mushroom, the walnut

Distribution: Occurs in early summer, often near melting snowbanks.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Gyromitra montana is closely related to the European species G. gigas (Krombholz) Cooke and the eastern North American G. korfii Raitviir, and can be common in our montane conifer forests. The cap is yellowish brown to brown or reddish brown and strongly convoluted to folded with an irregular edge that is pushed against or fused with the stipe. The white stipe is thick, short and convoluted to folded, and its interior is composed several anastomosing channels.

Accepted Name:
Gyromitra montana Harmaja

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Gyromitra montana in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Gyromitra montana photos

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