Observation 92161: Morchella diminutiva M.Kuo, Dewsbury, Moncalvo & S.L.Stephenson

When: 2012-04-06

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

These “deliciosa” types grew close to a slightly larger thick – footed example of a “gray”.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: distribution inconsistency for M. virginiana according to Kuo et al. 2012: M. virginiana apparently is limited to association with L. tulipifera in riparian and upland ecosystems from Virginia to northern Mississippi (O’Donnell et al. 2011).
Used references: Kuo M., Dewsbury D.R., O’donnell K., Rehner S.A., Moore J.D., Moncalvo J., Canfield S.A., Carter M., Stephenson S.L., Methven A., & Volk T.J. “Taxonomic revision of true morels (Morchella) in Canada and the United States.” Mycologia 104.2 (2012): PDF.

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It seems to me that…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-04-16 01:42:04 CEST (+0200)

M. diminutiva and M. virginiana will be difficult to separate on the basis of morphology. Habitat also looks to be similar.

growing nearby…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-04-13 18:08:01 CEST (+0200)

White Ash with Tulip Poplar in the vicinity.

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