Photo on display at the Tlahuica edible mushroom fair – Apparently they eat this here.
Thahuica: Nchoo ximbaly
Growing directly from old Abies religiosa branches.
On well rotted wood.
Gyromitra infula, commonly known as the hooded false morel or the elfin saddle, is a member of the ascomycete mushrooms in the family Helvellaceae. The dark reddish-brown caps of the fruit bodies develop a characteristic saddle-shape in maturity, and the ends of both saddle lobes are drawn out to sharp tips that project above the level of the fruiting body. The stem is white or flushed pale brown, smooth on the outside, but hollow with some...