BEP Mushrooms

The Fluted Brown Elfin Saddle (Helvella maculata) has a contorted cap that is saddle shaped - brown on top and pale underneath. The reproductive surface is hairy or fuzzy looking. The stem is whitish and has prominent ribs and sometimes deep pits. The Fluted Black Elfin Saddle is more common. The Fluted White Elfin Saddle is seldom seen in California.