Name: Morchella brunnea M.Kuo
Most Confident Observations:
Version: 1

First person to use this name on MO: Robert Sasata


Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Morchella brunnea

Author: M.Kuo

Citation: Kuo M, Dewsbury DR, O’Donnell K, Carter MC, Rehner SA, Moore JD, Moncalvo J-M, Canfield SA, Stephenson SL, Methven AS, Volk TJ. (11 April 2012). “Taxonomic revision of true morels (Morchella) in Canada and the United States”. Mycologia. doi:10.3852/11-375


Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Ascomycota

Class: Pezizomycetes

Order: Pezizales

Family: Morchellaceae

Genus: Morchella

Brief Description:

According to Kuo et al. 2012: “Ridges glabrous or finely tomentose; dark
brown to nearly black, blackening with maturity and when dried; flattened when young but sometimes becoming sharpened or eroded with age. Pits primarily vertically elongated; finely tomentose; pale tan to brownish yellow. Stipe 20–35 mm high; 8–15 mm wide; more or less equal, or sometimes basally subclavate; finely mealy with whitish granules; whitish; developing fine ridges, or a few folds near the base, with maturity.”

Descriptions: [Create]


Add Comment
Many specimens on MO from California and Arizona
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-06-10 12:06:30 PDT (-0700)

that were DNA confirmed as M. brunnea were collected under conifers as Kuo expected: “Appearing under hardwoods, including A. menziesii and Quercus spp.; probably also to be expected in non-burned conifer forests; April. Specimens examined (SUPPLEMENTARY TABLE I) were collected in Oregon.”

Kuo’s macro description fits these obs quite well I think except that the stem which Kuo describes as white seems to turn pale orange in age.

Kuo et al. 2012.
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2012-04-16 17:23:01 PDT (-0700)
Dark color even when young, stipes smooth and equal except subclavate with a few folds near the base in maturity, found in western North America. Kuo et al. 2012.

Created: 2012-04-11 22:30:09 PDT (-0700) by Robert Sasata (Sasata)
Last modified: 2012-04-16 17:22:30 PDT (-0700) by Robert Sasata (Sasata)
Viewed: 275 times, last viewed: 2018-07-27 06:03:15 PDT (-0700)
Show Log