Observation 69239: Gyromitra gigas (Krombh.) Cooke
When: 2011-06-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: 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)
2011-06-14 20:43:43 MDT (-0600)

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

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