Observation 93627: Morchella importuna M.Kuo, O’Donnell & T.J.Volk
When: 2012-04-29
Herbarium specimen reported
0 Sequences

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80% (4)
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Recognized by sight: ladderlike cross-ribbing, black morel ‘moat’ between stipe and hymenium, large base with compartments in age, growing next to recently poured concrete in backyard
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: M. elata is a deprecated synonym.
Used references: Ascomycete Fungi of Of North America, Michael Beug and Alan and Arleen Bessette

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And you should have seen …
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-03-25 15:12:45 CDT (-0400)

the look he gave me at the MOMS Spring Luncheon when I told him I wished he would write a book on polypores! So much to do in the field of mycology and so few experts to do it. Sigh.

I can see why Kuo is now studying stinkhorns! ;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-03-24 11:19:49 CDT (-0400)

As noted by Joe Cohen recently, the most current morel paper from French and NA geneticists have provisionally put this widespread morel back into importuna, due to the difficulty, go figure, of getting DNA from 200 year old herbarium specimens. Who knows where it might end up somewhere down the road?

The twists and turns of this taxonomic/nomenclatural mess are delimited on pgs. 29-30 in
“True morels (Morchella, Pezizales) of Europe and North America: Evolutionary relationships inferred from multilocus data and a unified taxonomy,” Franck Richard, Mathieu Sauve et al, Mycologia, March/April 2015; Vol. 107, No. 2.

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