Observation 44368: Morchella punctipes Peck
When: 2010-04-17
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found in flat low lying area near Sycamore trees. For a minute I thought I had found Verpa bohemica, but not 100% sure.

Any comment on why it is Half Free Morel instead of Wrinkled Thimble Cap would be appreciated. I am still learning.



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16% (4)
Recognized by sight
Used references: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms
91% (2)
Used references: Revision of Morchella taxonomy
Taxonomic revision of true morels (Morchella) in Canada and the United States,
Michael Kuo, et. al

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Half Free
By: Aaron (salisbury4573)
2010-04-17 20:16:27 EDT (-0400)

Found more of these today, some fresh and small, some that were older and dried up, a 4 good ones I harvested.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-04-17 12:21:45 EDT (-0400)

Verpa bohemica has a stem that is partially stuffed with a white pith. Half free morels have hollow stems. The cap attachment in Verpa is at the very apex of the underside of the cap and can be easily separated from the stem. Verpa bohemica is rare in Ohio. It is quite common in northern lower Michigan.

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