Observation 19133: Morchella elata group
When: 2007-05-24
No herbarium specimen

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-28% (1)
Recognized by sight
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40% (3)
Used references: dark color even when young, stipes smooth and equal except subclavate with a few folds near the base in maturity, found in western North America. Kuo et al. 2012.
86% (3)
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So true
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2012-04-17 22:01:53 EDT (-0400)

from Northern BC, probably a whole new species :D

were these from Idaho? or BC?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-04-17 11:48:28 EDT (-0400)

Morels and calypso orchids go together like bread and butter, at least true of those that I found in CO.

Only two collection of species brunnea were examined, both from Oregon; from the Supplemental Tables in the Kuo paper.

brunnea (holotype) OSC 138686 Jefferson OR 5-May-1990 N. S. Weber 6199

brunnea F 04100401 Jackson OR 10-Apr-2004 J. Petersen

They are similar to another species that has also been collected only a couple of times (in Darvin’s backyard and again by Nancy Weber) but still lacks a latin name (Mel-8). Who knows how many other cryptic species are out there?

I think that it is premature to try and put species names on these morels, just from a photo. Even in hand, without the DNA back-up, you are still mostly guessing.

thank you
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2012-04-17 08:01:32 EDT (-0400)
species description
By: BlueCanoe
2012-04-17 00:50:15 EDT (-0400)

Kuo et al. 2012, Taxonomic revision of true morels (Morchella) in Canada and the United States, Mycologia.

http://www.mycologia.org/content/early/2012/04/10/11-375 (click on full text)

Thank you for the name proposal, BlueCanoe,
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2012-04-16 20:07:52 EDT (-0400)

where can I find a list of the characteristics etc, that make up Morchella brunnea?

Nice find,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-03-04 20:56:55 EST (-0500)

And beautiful orchids, I’m glad you included that image!

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