Observation 7180: Verpa bohemica (Krombh.) J. Schröt.

When: 2008-03-26

Collection location: Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

A small group fruiting in composted garden area in urban garden. 2.8cm across, 3.5cm tall.



Proposed Names

0% (2)
Recognized by sight: Seems to match pictures—first time seen by me, if it is Morchella sp.
Used references: Arora, Mykoweb, other observations on this site
70% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Solid stems with pith leads to Verpa.

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very morel-like!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-03-28 08:06:06 PDT (-0700)

You can see where someone could easily confuse this mushroom for a morel. Check your store-bought shrooms carefully!
The other verpa characteristic is that the morel-like cap is only attached at the top, and is not attached to the stem along the sides like a morel, a character that would become apparent when you sliced them for the table.

Created: 2008-03-26 19:55:52 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2008-03-26 19:55:52 PDT (-0700)
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