Black Morel Morchella elata Fries    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Pezizomycetes   >   Order Pezizales   >   Family Morchellaceae   >   Genus Morchella   


Found solitary, scattered, or in groups on ground in spring, usually under hardwoods. Often appear prior to M. americana (Yellow Morel). Morel taxonomy is complex and in flux. This is most likely a complex of species.

There are 2 records in the project database.

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Black Morel (overall fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (4/14/2020). Verified by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A Black Morel in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/3/2013). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Tom Ostrowski. (MBP list)

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