Observation 7433: Disciotis venosa (Pers.) Arnould

When: 1996-04-25

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

Who: Tom Volk (TomVolk)

No specimen available

This interesting fungus is very closely related to Morchella, both by micromorphology and DNA sequencing studies. It also smells like a morel!

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:52 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Merrimack State Park, Missouri’ to ‘Meramec State Park, Missouri, USA

Species Lists


collected in Missouri “Morel Madness” foray 1996
collected in Missouri “Morel Madness” foray 1996
collected in Missouri “Morel Madness” foray 1996

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: note the veination on the inside of the cup. It’s easy to see how this could turn itself inside out and become a morel over evolutionary time. definitely in the Morchellaceae by both morphology and DNA sequencing.

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Nice photos
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-05-03 21:21:29 PDT (-0700)

Not only are the veins visible on the inside, but the pustulate exterior shows as well.

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