Half-free Morel Morchella punctipes Peck    Synonyms: Morchella semilibera (misapplied).
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Pezizomycetes   >   Order Pezizales   >   Family Morchellaceae   >   Genus Morchella   

Status:

This species as widely reported as Morchella semilibera DC. However, molecular studies have shown that M. semilibera DC. is restricted to Europe (O'Donnell et al. 2011). The name Morchella punctipes Peck has been applied to the specimens in Eastern North America.

Where to find:

Usually found before Yellow Morel (M. esculenta).

There are 2 records in the project database.

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Half-free Morel in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/29/2015). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

A Half-free Morel in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/29/2015). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)


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