Observation 134053: Morchella Dill. ex Pers.
When: 2013-05-18

Notes: After I scouted and found this location on Friday, on Saturday, Fletcher and Peter Bacon followed the seep up a very steep slope to discover hundreds of these, fruiting in water, on banks and on wet wood!

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Recognized by sight: creekside morels. very tall and elongated, with a straight, rounded stipe. much less substantial than other species fruiting at the same time.

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I don’t think that all of our western morel sp. have been sorted out…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-05-30 08:44:29 PDT (-0700)

these appear to be exclusively found in wet areas. they are certainly in the elata clade, but the pits here are few and quite elongated, and the fruit bodies quite fragile.

here’s Kuo’s webpage: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/morchella_brunnea.html

burns or naturals?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-05-22 07:27:20 PDT (-0700)

Yes, naturals, but in this particular case, the creek was in the middle of a burn. I also see these morels in non-burn areas tho, so it’s the mossy creek banks not the burn that is their association.

Deb

Cool morel obs, Debbie!
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-05-21 17:21:56 PDT (-0700)

From your comments, it sounds like this is a not uncommon type? Only morels I’ve ever seen growing in a water-saturated habitat were fire morels. Are the ones seen here “naturals”?

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