Observation 237292: Morchella Dill. ex Pers.

Notes:
Found on the top of a ridge above Sawmill Road. There was fresh logging but the pine duff was not disturbed. Cup fungus was everywhere.
There were Douglas Fir and Sugar Pine in the area as well as Madrone.

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Used references: California Mushrooms by Wood, Desjardin and Stevens
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difficult to get these burn morels to sp. w/out DNA.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-04-26 13:32:54 AST (-0400)

could also be eximia (Kuo’s septimelata), altho to my eye they look quite a bit different (eximia more elongated, often close to water, not always found in a burn). Probably they both have multiple possible morphologies. Could even be snyderi, which can also occur in an only partially burned forest.

The new CA Mushrooms is probably not your best source for up to date morel info. Some hints here:

http://www.bayareamushrooms.org/...

and for the PNW, a nice summary by Ian Gibson, creator of the free match your mushroom app/website, Matchmaker.

http://www.svims.ca/council/Morels.htm