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Collection Date: May 18, 2004

County or City: Bayfield
State or Province: WI
Country: USA

Collector's Notes: Black Morel. Morphology: Stem- hollow, beige colored with tiny white granular looking spots. Cap had darker ridges separating lighter colored pits. Pits were roughly aligned in vertical rows. Tip of the cap was dark and dried some - possibly frost damage. I've picked several from this immediate location. All seem to fit the same general description of a 'black morel.' When they are very small (less than 3 cm in height) and haven't poked up through the leaves yet, the ridges and pits are the same tan color. If you leave them, the ridges darken as they grow. Habitat: This individual mushroom was growing in a stand of white pines about 8-10 inches in diameter. The closest trees were: a white pine ~ 5 feet to the south, another white pine ~ 8 feet to the north. To the west there was a small maple (2.5 inch diam) about 10 feet away and another white pine ~ 2 feet past the maple. Most of the morels that I've found in this spot were exposed to morning sun. The weather had been relatively warm (highs in the 60s) and sunny with some thunderstorms over the previous 3 days.

Note, 2012: Collection not sequenced; not cited in Kuo et al., 2012.

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