Observation 118292: Morchella rufobrunnea Guzmán & F. Tapia

When: 2012-11-10

Collection location: San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: TaxoNerd (Taxo)

No specimen available

Suspected Morchella esculenta:

Pileus -

3 – 7cm tall, 2 – 4cm wide; conical; hollow inside, base of pileus fused at the stem; grayish blonde; honeycomb, or brain-like surface; brittle, dry.

Stipe -

3 – 4cm long, 1cm wide; thicker at base; hollow; similar in color to pileus; gnarled base.

Spores -

Unable to obtain spore deposits.

Habitat -

On landscape woodchips; adjacent to automatic sprinkler system; under small, fruiting shrubs. Collected in mid-November 2012, well out of the expected season.

Comments -

An unexpected delight to encounter at any time of year, it was particularly so at this time of year. Uneaten parts scattered on similar landscape woodchip beds.

Proposed Names

-11% (2)
Recognized by sight: Obvious appearance
Used references: Lincoff (1981)
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

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