When: 2009-11-18

Collection location: Tongariro Northern Circuit Track, Mount Tongariro, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Clive Shirley (myxo)

No specimen available

Morels are believed not to be native to New Zealand and most found are in urban habitats or on disturbed ground and are very rear. As yet I have not found one in 30 years of having an interest in fungi. So to my surprise twice this spring I have been sent photos to identify a mysterious fungi both of which have been found in beech forests. Other then recognizing it as a Morels I have no idea over species. So hoping some one will happen to recognise it!!

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:52 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘tongorio northern circuit track, Mt Tongorio, New Zealnd’ to ‘Tongorio Northern Circuit Track, Mount Tongorio, New Zealand’


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Morchella elata
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-30 09:45:44 CST (-0500)

is what we call it in Scandinavia too – and we don’t have that many confusing species here.

Hi Clive,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-11-30 09:40:50 CST (-0500)

It looks just like our northeastern US Morchella elata. But. We don’t know how to tell them all apart or even how many species we have in the US…