Observation 204570: Morchella angusticeps Peck
When: 2015-05-19
Who: AJ (j7u)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Near Maple and Tulip Poplar

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Thanks for the input Dave
By: AJ (j7u)
2015-05-20 10:11:27 CDT (-0500)

This was on well shaded northeast facing slope, and definitely didn’t appear to be a half-free. I suppose M. angusticeps is the best name for it at the moment.

Darkened ridges…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-05-20 08:20:37 CDT (-0500)

point toward angusticeps.

Some years (not this one) I find two fruitings of M. angusticeps, early ones on sunny south-facing ridges and a late batch on north-facing or shady spots. There’s about a three-week lapse between the two flushes. The late batch usually appears about the same time that the yellows are out. Also, I have found a late-occurring black morel here in PA that I suspect may be a different species than angusticeps. It’s smaller that the typical black and the cap tends to be more rotund than conical. I haven’t found this type since about 8 years ago, and I have no photos.

M. punctipes may develop dark ridges. But the cap seen here seems to be too robust for an old blown-out punctipes. Also, the cap margin looks to be tight against the upper stipe, which suggests the attachment is not “half-free”.

Seems too late to be M. angusticeps
By: AJ (j7u)
2015-05-20 06:30:30 CDT (-0500)

Any idea of this species?

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