iNaturalist Research Grade Observations
Catalog #: 3550845
Taxon: Gyromitra ambigua (P. Karst.) Harmaja
Family: Discinaceae
ID Remarks: @johnplischke @libbing_life please see the update I have made â€" this northern species with a more purple stipe and paler cap appears to be the north American cognate of G. ambigua
Collector: Christian Schwarz      
Date: 2014-08-27
Verbatim Date: 2014-08-27
Locality: United States, Alaska, Crescent Creek Campground, Cooper Landing, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA
60.5022  -149.67 +-897m.
Georeference Remarks: GEODETIC_DATUM_ASSUMED_WGS84
Description: Original observation #3550845 (iNaturalist)
Occurrence Remarks:

Pair in first image are in-situ on fallen log that was suspended about a meter off the ground (and fairly intact).

The stipes of all collections of this species in AK that I saw were more intensely purplish than most central CA collections I see.

Specimen Images
Rights Holder: © held by the observer (listed as 'Collector') at, with some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
Record Id: beed0f8c-4ebe-481c-ade0-d260d4d624ca
Occurrence ID (GUID):
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Ken-ichi Ueda (
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