Observation 35261: Gyromitra korfii (Raitv.) Harmaja

When: 2010-04-04

Collection location: Kinderhook Trail, Wayne National Forest, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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I stopped by an early morel patch yesterday not really expecting to find anything. It’s been really warm for the last couple of days, but it’s been dry, and it is still very early for morels. No morels yet, but I did find this little guy. ‘False morels’ are quite rare around these parts. This is only the second one I have found in over ten years of mushroom hunting.



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I have found softball sized
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-04-12 07:57:04 CDT (-0400)

korfii specimens specimens with the massive “stalks.” Rarely, it fruits in large numbers here in NE PA, in a variety of forest types. Most of the ones I’ve seen were found in oak woods. Looked for them this year but found none. The one year that a friend and I found well over 100 was a late March/early April that followed a cold and very snowy winter.

Slightly different, some say synonyms. My take is…
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-04-11 19:04:11 CDT (-0400)

G. korfii is smaller in size and usually occurs in deciduous woods. It is more common in Eastern N. America and at lower elevations. I found one yesterday under wild cherry and maple. It is supposed to have a massive stipe, a feature I do not think is consistent. False morel taxonomy is a mess, awaiting DNA studies. http://www.mushroomexpert.com/gyromitra_korfii.html

how do they differ?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-11 18:52:07 CDT (-0400)

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