Observation 66366: Morchella punctipes Peck

When: 2011-04-26

Collection location: Cuivre River State Park, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

39.5209922936° -91.142578125°

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

-10% (4)
Recognized by sight: Note: In a forthcoming paper by Michael Kuo and others proposes the name Morchella punctipes is proposed for this species — as originally submitted by Charles Peck, when he could not find reference to the granules found on the semi-free morel in European species. DNA analysis has found absolutely no European morel species in the U.S., so Mitrophora semilibera name is invalid here.
94% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: “new” old name for M. semilibera

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In a word …
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-04-27 23:00:34 JST (+0900)

Inertia … To paraphrase: “The wheels of academia grind slowly, but exceedingly fine.” Approval of a single name takes a long time — and we are talking about adding a dozen or more species names to an entire genus. Until they go through the whole process defined by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature, we’ve no choice but to be unscientific and inaccurate.

By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-04-27 13:30:58 JST (+0900)

This is enough to drive you mad if you let it. I’m going to go eat a samwich and watch some TV. Whew!

Half-free morel
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-04-27 13:26:38 JST (+0900)

I tried to name it Half-Free morel, but the software prohibited that name. Doesn’t matter; we know this is a half-free morel.

So if the name is INVALID
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-04-27 13:18:26 JST (+0900)

…why call it that?

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