Morchella esculenta f. vulgaris


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Morchella esculenta f. vulgaris Pers. syn. M. vulgaris (Pers.) Boud. (illustrated 50% life size) Fruit body 5–12cm high. Cap ovoid, ridges obtuse and irregular, pits irregular; ridges grey-brown, becoming paler or ochraceous with age, pits dark grey-brown, later more ochraceous-cream. Stem hollow. Spores 16–18Γ—9–11ΒΌ. Asci 330Γ—20ΒΌ. Habitat in gardens and wasteland, often in association with pine on chalky soil; late spring. Uncommon. Edible excellent.

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