When: 2005-05-06

Collection location: Harden Flat, Tuolumne Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

Found during a MSSF San Jose Camp not in a fire area. Also not growing in a landscape area but does seem to fit the general species description for M. rufobrunnea including the reddish-brown bruising of the cap ridges and stipe.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:59 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Sierra Nevada, Off Hwy 120, “Four Corners” Area’ to ‘Off Highway 120, “Four Corners” Area, Sierra Nevada, California, USA’


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what a diff 12 years makes!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-04-12 13:47:18 CDT (-0400)

I agree w/Noah’s ID of tridentina, another “blonde” morel that reddens.

perhaps it’s a landscaping escapee, “feral morel”…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-22 22:25:48 CDT (-0400)

cause it sure looks like rufobrunnea.