Gyromitra infula

Gyromitra infula, known as the elfin saddle, is a member of the ascomycete mushrooms found in the northern hemisphere.

The specific epithet is derived from the Latin infǔla, a heavy band of twisted wool worn by priests. It is up to 12 cm high and has a reddish brown folded cap, somewhat saddle-shaped. The stipe, which may reach 12 cm, can be various shades from reddish brown to whitish or even bluish in colour. This fungus can be found in or near coniferous woodland in autumn.


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