Observation 44137: Morchella steppicola Zerova

When: 2010-04-12

Collection location: Hungary [Click for map]

Who: leopandera

No specimen available

Found on open ground. Areas that had wineyards on them for quite some time but have now become neglected. These mushrooms prefer clay, and tend to grow straight out of it. They have been found in holes dug by hogs, mole mounds, and ground that is showing for some reason or another.

No distinct odor or taste. The flesh is firm and crumbely. The inside is usually divided up into several chambers but a few specimens had a “normal” 1 chambered interior.

Mycelium is off white, linear and slower than elata or esculenta mycelium.


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By: leopandera
2010-04-12 23:53:38 +06 (+0600)

The majority of the fruitbodies picked had multiple chambers both in the cap and stem. Bigest ones were the size of a tenis ball.

Very similar
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-04-12 23:07:29 +06 (+0600)

to something I find here in Oregon, USA, in very early spring. Usually on disturbed soil, which apparently is important for the mycelium to produce fruiting bodies. Usually very small, the ridges crowded against each other, and seldom over 2 inches (5cm) high. I found mine on the sides of a game trail next to a clearcut area in old-growth Douglas-fir. Didn’t notice multiple chambers. Have you seen that often?

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