Observation 201976: Morchella rufobrunnea Guzmán & F. Tapia
When: 2015-03-22
( 1500m)

Notes: Growing under Arizona cypress (Cupressus arizonica). This was well into wild country in the Coconino National Forest, with no man-made landscape mulch or bark chips in the vicinity.

No visible spore print in 24 hours.

I have kept a small air-dried fragment if anyone wishes to have it for a microscopy or DNA study.

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Recognized by sight: Elongated dark pits, light colored ridges, reddish bruising
Used references: Mushroomexpert.com

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M. rufobrunnea
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-05-14 05:12:55 CST (+0800)

is morphologically distinct from all other morels by virtue of the fact that it bruises orange brown according to Kuo, http://www.mushroomexpert.com/morchella_rufobrunnea.html. Although it is in its own section it does seem to have some things in common with both black and yellow morels: vertically arranged pits/ridges at least when young like the former and pallid ridges and dark pits becoming more uniformly yellow to yellow brown in age like the latter.


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