Observation 133754: Morchella Dill. ex Pers.
When: 2013-05-15
No herbarium specimen

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Eye3
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As i said
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2013-05-18 14:39:18 CDT (-0400)
I know how Morchela punctipes looks.

Without exaggerating i find more then 100 at a time.
same with Verpa bohemica and Morells.

Looks like
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-05-18 00:05:59 CDT (-0400)

young M. punctipes to me…

During years when the “half-frees” appear,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-05-17 23:31:24 CDT (-0400)

I have found considerable variation in macro traits, partly dependent upon levels of maturity for the mushrooms. I thought the eastern NA half-frees are all the same species. This collection does show pits/ridges that deviate quite a bit from vertical.

I didn’t find a single specimen of half-free morel this year.

Hi Dave
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2013-05-17 17:07:25 CDT (-0400)

These five pieces were all less than 2 cm. Stem is shorter than length of the cap.
Ridges and pits have irregular appearance. In dryng ridges do nat darken as can bee seen in the photo.

Morchella punctipes : stem is always longer than the length of the cap
ridges are darker an drying or older, ridges and pits are vertical

Eva, what are your reasons for eliminating…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-05-16 19:55:32 CDT (-0400)

M. punctipes as the ID? I was going to propose this name.

How
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2013-05-15 16:58:46 CDT (-0400)

come?
I thought that the size of 2cm and stem that is shorter than the cap somewhat makes identification easier, especially when I’m sure it is not Morchella punctipes.

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