Observation 135444: Morchella Dill. ex Pers.

When: 2013-06-01

Collection location: Blewett Pass, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Fruiting singularly in ashes and duff-beneath Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir. This burn occurred summer 2012 and resulted in over 300 morels for us in two days this spring so far.

Temp: upper 60’s.


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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-06-05 11:27:03 CDT (-0500)

I got that. Just expanding upon it a bit.

And that of course is also assuming the we have all of the Western morels sorted out, which I am not entirely convinced is so.

On the other hand, great to see our Seattle area friends hauling in the morels, whatever their latin names might be.

Sometimes, a morel is just a morel. Call it delicious.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-06-05 11:16:13 CDT (-0500)

Hence the ‘or’

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-06-05 10:34:39 CDT (-0500)

which are indistinguishable in the field.

From Kuo’s 2012 paper:

“Morchella septimelata corresponds to phylogenetic species Mel-7 in O’Donnell et al. (2011). On the basis of present data the species is morphologically and ecologically indistinguishable from M. sextelata…Because several of the M. septimelata collections studied had greenish pits or pinkish pits, septimelata probably has been included in commercial collectors’ concept of the “pickle”, and in the concepts of the “pink morel” and the “green morel” set forth in Pilz et al. (2004, 2007); however, several M. capitata specimens also had greenish pits and specimens of M. sextelata also had pinkish pits. Morchella septimelata was treated in Kuo (2005) as one of several “Other North American Black Morels” appearing in burn sites.”

One of the Western Black Burns
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-06-03 19:27:46 CDT (-0500)

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