Observation 134051: Morchella tridentina Bres.

Ate ’em at BAMS morel foray this past weekend. Blondes are fruiting in lower elevations.

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Recognized by sight: a western blonde morel, perhaps one of the disputed names? esculentoides/californica/americana/rigida(priority)
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sounds good, Alan.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-05-21 10:29:31 CDT (-0400)

The blonde that would be black.

Wish that I had saved one fruit body back to watch the fruit body changes over time. Oh well, they were delicious!

Below taken from the 2011 O’Donnell, Kuo et al paper on Morchella:

“Morchella frustrata is one of a few North American members of the M. elata Clade with pale colors that can approximate the ones traditionally associated with members of the M. esculenta Clade. However, despite its colors M. frustrata
manifests the stature typical of black morels; its hymenophore is conical, its pits are vertically oriented and the hymenophore is attached to the
stipe with a notable sinus. Unlike M. snyderi, which also can feature pale,
M. esculenta-like colors, M. frustrata lacks a conspicuously lacunose stipe, its ridges eventually darken in old age or upon drying and its pits are glabrous rather than finely tomentose.”

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