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Found this odd one, thinking it’s a gyromitra, but the flat cap seems wrong. Any ideas?

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Yep no problem there is a white one that looks like that also i forget the name but looks exactly the same except completely white i find them both every once in a while
 

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Helvella Leucopus most likely
The key to Helvella leucopus by David Aurora reads "Cap black; stem white; fruiting in winter and spring in California, under narrowleaf cottonwood." This was in MN and nowhere near a cottonwood.

It does seem fit the key for H. sulcata though - "Cap saddle-shaped or 3-lobed, pale to dark gray; usually growing on and around rotting hardwood stumps in upland woods." It was growing near a buried rotting oak log in upland woods.
 
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