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When: 2019-06-01

Collection location: Tahoe National Forest, Sierra Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Johnathan R Nuttall (joulesofsoul)

No specimen available

Same location I found them last year


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Compared to specimens I’ve had sequenced and two decades picking Morchella snyderi… these are not snyderi.

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I’m not sure
By: John-oporus (JohnHarris)
2019-06-03 13:44:48 AEST (+1000)

that’s what was concluded. I’m not alone in being able to sort Morchella snyderi from a mixed batch of morels reliably based on morphology alone, and they are easy to target strictly by habitat because they only fruit with Abies.

This observation is the Pinus loving species that is close to M. brunnea.

How do you know these aren’t M. brunnea?
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2019-06-03 08:52:09 AEST (+1000)

Recent molecular studies have concluded that they are morphologically indistinguishable without the use of SEM to examine the spores or molecular analysis.