When: 2007-10-17

Collection location: Fort Collins, Colorado, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dixie Smith (dixiesmith)

No specimen available

Identified via “Mushrooms Demystified” and National Audubon Field Guide.

Cap attached to stalk. No green, slimy sporemass.

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36% (4)
Recognized by sight: long smooth round stipe, small volva at bottom, greenish wrinkled surface.
61% (3)
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Volva might be colored…
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-04-03 13:12:30 CDT (-0400)

It’s really hard to tell for sure from this image. If it is pink to purple colored, then I agree with CureCat. If it’s white, then P. impudicus would be a better name.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-04-03 12:26:08 CDT (-0400)

P. impudicus has a white volva, while P. hadriani has a pink to lilac or purple volva. That is the most obvious macroscopic feature for separating the two.

Looks like another Phallus
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-10-17 14:05:47 CDT (-0400)

This looks like another Phallus, like the other one you saw here. The green slime on top and go completely away with the flies, and then dry up. Morchella (usually) doesn’t form such a long straight round stipe, that this one has. And at the base it looks like the left over tissue from the “egg” that the Phallus grew from, which Morchella will never have.

Compare with the other photos of Morchella here to see what I mean.

Nice photos of Phallus though…