Pouched False Morel

Gyromitra infula

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Pouched False Morel Gyromitra infula (Schaeff.) Boud. (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 3–8cm across, saddle-shaped or 3-lobed, the margin incurved; reddish-brown to dark brown; wrinkled to convoluted. Stem 10–60Γ—20mm, sometimes irregular; whitish to buff; hollow. Flesh brittle. Spores 19–23Γ—7–8ΒΌ, ellipsoid, smooth, containing 2 large oil drops. Habitat singly or scattered on humus and rotting wood or debris; summer to autumn. Rare, vulnerable on Red Data List. Poisonous.

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