Observation 44818: Morchella Dill. ex Pers.

Found growing in huge numbers under Tulip Poplar, Oak/ Hickory also Ash Many Grape vines are in the vicinity, Up on northern slops and on old logging roads going up hollows. I have made an Observation after hunting morels for my third consecutive year in WV. I have noticed there are 5 factors involved in habitat of this species. There always are nettles around the area May apple and grape vines. and always Ash or Tulip Poplar tree.s n this observation was taken e in about a 1/4 mile radios on a northern hill side in the upper drainage area. This particular one is known as the Tulip Morel although there are some that are quite large for them, Rood list the Tulip Morel as not getting any bigger than 3 in. These are of good flavor, firm,.


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Recognized by sight: Found growing Mixed hard wood forest
Used references: Roody Mushrooms of West Virgina and the Central Appalachians. Page 485 and 486
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I also found a few very large
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-04-28 07:43:43 MST (-0700)

Tulip Poplar morels this year. Some people refer to these (usually) smallish forest yellows as “deliciosas.” Of course, when it comes to NA species of Morchella, the names do not always correlate with actual scientific species names. I have often wondered if the “deliciosas” and “esculentas” are actually produced by the same fungus… only under different conditions. I suspect that the large ones with proportionally more pits (which I call “esculenta”) are produced when the host species dies or is significantly injured, whereas the smaller “deliciosas” come out partly as a result of healthy trees diverting nutrients in order to foliate.

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