When: 2010-05-08

Collection location: Pipi Valley, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

-12% (4)
Recognized by sight: morel with cap only partially attached to stipe.
57% (2)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight
86% (1)
Recognized by sight: cap only half-attached to stipe; apparently this sp. CAN occur away from cottonwoods.
Used references: “Multiple Species of Morels Occur in Landscape settings,”
S.W. McCotter, A.R. Garfinkel, T.M. Jardini, L.M. Carris, and T.L. Peever, Fungi Magazine, Fall 2015.

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-04-12 18:47:55 CDT (-0500)

you will just have to take my word for it.

no photo
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-04-12 16:03:16 CDT (-0500)

of the stipe attachment (or lack thereof) I take it?

Mitrophora/ Morchella semilibera is a European sp.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-04-12 13:31:23 CDT (-0500)

but this is not just a NA black morel, but a black morel that has a partially attached cap.

it was indeed close to a River, but not with poplar (like the new sp. Morchella
populiphila for Western, poplar associated former Morchella/Mitrophora semilibera).

yet another black morel without a good name. this could be an endless process.

black, free morel works for me.