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Collection Date: February 20, 2003

County or City: Sonoma
State or Province: CA
Country: USA

Collector's Notes: They grow under the drip line of Incense Cedar in an old apple orchard. I planted the cedars 15 years ago when they were only three inches tall. Roots of an old, living apple tree are also in the same area. The trunk of the tree is within fifteen feet of the morels. All three morel sites in my backyard have cedars and apples within 15 feet and ALL of them fruit only under the cedars. Absolutely no fires since I have lived here, but I have spread fire place ashes in the area, under the apple trees. So, it is not an easy solution as to the identity of the morels. This year, the same exact spot fruited three times, Feb, Mar and April.

Note: This collection has been identified as Morchella species mel-8, and is cited in Kuo et al., 2012.

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