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Morchella elata.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Hohe Morchel, Morille élevée
Morchella elata Mushroom
Ref No: 8078
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Morchella elator var conica Mushroom
Ref No: 8079
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Morchella elata2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8080
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: Brown, Black or blackish
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Morchella elata Fr. Hohe Morchel Morille élevée. Fruit body 5–10(15)cm high, fertile head narrow and conical, ridges in more or less parallel vertical lines and blackening with age, pits rectangular, olive-brown; stalk cylindrical, coarsely granular, whitish to pale brown with age. Asci 300 x 20µ. Spores cream, elliptic, 18–25 x 11–15µ. Habitat conifer woods or on chalk soil. Season late spring. Rare. Edible. The variety var. purpurescens, differing from M. elata only in the pale violaceous colour of the fertile head, has been reported from Scotland. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Robert Spence (United States) - 26 November 2013

We picked about 20 lbs. of these in Stanley, Idaho, USA. Are these Morchella Angusticep? I didn't see this classification on your website.
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 07 December 2011

Hungarian names, Hegyes kucsmagomba, Nyulánk kucsmagomba
Alistair Hutchison (United Kingdom) - 30 April 2011

Found growing mid to late April from bark mulch around Lavandula in public landscape raised bed ... Bowmore, Isle of Islay. Bark imported in bales as Westland company product. My specimens resemble image coded 8080
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DAVE YEATES (United Kingdom) - 24 April 2011

My wife insists I mustn't eat these even though they are prized by gourmets and rare. They ARE black morels, right?
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Neil Symons (United Kingdom) - 12 April 2011

Collection of small Black Morels
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Neil Symons (United Kingdom) - 12 April 2011

Black Morel
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Neil Symons (United Kingdom) - 12 April 2011

Around 50 x Morels found growing in bark areas around my garden.
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John Shupe (United States) - 21 August 2009

We call these "black morels" and they are the first to arrive in the spring. Kent County, Michigan, April, 2007.
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