Observation 69239: Gyromitra gigas (Krombh.) Cooke

When: 2011-06-12

Collection location: Lake Wenatchee, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Commonly called the “snowbank false morel” these huge specimens were very fragile and past their prime. Cap is Much more orange brown in color than G. esculenta and also has a bright white stalk usually. G. esculenta has a deep purple cap and pinkish purple hues on the stalk. Both typically fruit in this canopy in spring- however G. gigas is later with its fruiting than G. esculenta.

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By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-06-15 04:43:43 CEST (+0200)

How did you decide on this over Gyromitra montana and Gyromitra korfii?

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