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|Noun||1.||genus Helvella - type genus of the Helvellaceae|
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
family Helvellaceae, Helvellaceae - family of false morels or lorchels; some are edible and some are poisonous
helvella - any fungus of the genus Helvella having the ascocarps stalked or pleated or often in folds
Helvella crispa, miter mushroom - a helvella with a saddle-shaped fertile part and creamy color; the stalk is fluted and pitted
Helvella acetabulum - a helvella with a cup-shaped fertile body having a brown interior; the stalk is creamy white and heavily ribbed
Helvella sulcata - a helvella with an irregularly convoluted cap that is dark brown when young and becomes dull grey with age; the lower surface of the cap is smooth and pale grey; the stalk is thick and deeply fluted
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