Observation 19947: Morchella tomentosa Kuo

When: 2009-04-02

Collection location: Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

84% (1)
Recognized by sight: found in last year’s burn
84% (1)
Used references: Kuo, Michael. 2008. Morchella tomentosa, a new species from western North America, and notes on M. rufobrunnea. Mycotaxon 105: 441-446.

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Gray morel
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-04-05 16:44:17 PDT (-0700)

This looks very much like the button stage Gray Morels that I picked in Rocky Mountain burn site a few years back. As this type matures, the color tends to lighten up a bit. Are this CA type usually found in burn sites, or are they “Naturals”?

a gray morel by any other name would taste as sweet…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-02 21:20:12 PDT (-0700)

most grays in my experience also have a double walled-stipe. was this also true for yours Ryan?

they are also found in the Sierra range in late summer at elevation…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-02 19:36:34 PDT (-0700)

at least as far south as Yosemite…but how cool to pick ’em at sea level!

Southernmost range?
By: Nathaniel Segraves (nlsegraves)
2009-04-02 18:10:10 PDT (-0700)

I am still wondering how far south these are found in California. Also from what I have heard these ususally flush after the main M. elata flush.

grey morel?
By: Ryane Snow (snowman)
2009-04-02 17:34:44 PDT (-0700)

this is what some folks are calling “grey morels”

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