Observation 21135: Morchella Dill. ex Pers.

When: 2009-05-16

Collection location: Pipi Valley, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

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I found these in a burn at 3600 feet near grizzly flat. The burn area was very large and I found at least 30 patches of morels in the two hours I was there, I was picking almost constantly until the sun went down. Most of them were dried in place, I got about 50 fresh ones and hundreds of dried ones. They seemed to be fruiting best under the pines with the shorter needles (about 3 inches long, maybe a sugar pine). The burn happened about two years ago. Although I parked in the most obvious place I didn’t see any footprints or evidence of other pickers.


morel habitat. There were a lot fruiting under this tree.

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Recognized by sight: A burn morel

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