White Saddle - Helvella crispa
This fungus is readily identified by its irregularly shaped creamy whitish cap, fluted stem, and fuzzy undersurfaces. The saddle-shaped cap may have two or three major undulations and many minor curled contortions and is typically 3 to 8cm across.
Under broad leaved trees, particularly beech and oak, and most often beside well-trodden paths.
Summer and autumn.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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