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When: 2008-05-22

Collection location: Edgewood Blue, Wells Gray region, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

This refers to the typical “black morels” on the top, the most common form around here.

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I’ve been calling the top ones are M. brunnea, the bottom ones ???, and the side ones M. esculentoides or M. prava.

Proposed Names

-94% (3)
Recognized by sight
-2% (2)
Recognized by sight
47% (2)
Used references: Kuo et al. 2012

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absolutely none
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2008-05-30 02:57:23 PDT (-0700)

In fact I’ve found all three (in succession) at some of the same locations. Gyromitra esculenta seems to outcompete Morchella (at least this year) — at most I find one or two morels growing at the edge of a Gyromitra patch, but never mixed with them. The three morels (plus Verpa bohemica) mix together promiscuously.

Habitat differences?
By: Administrator (admin)
2008-05-30 01:10:41 PDT (-0700)

Do you notice any consistent habitat differences between the different types of morels you’ve been collecting?