MDCP Record for 03060501

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Collection Date: March 06, 2005

County or City: Santa Clara
State or Province: CA
Country: USA

Collector's Notes: Morchella rufobrunnea. 8 mushrooms growing over a several square foot area in residential landscaping in 4 year old stand of Muhlenbergia. Oxalis and annual 'weeds' are also in the area. Yard is overshadowed by 50+ year old Monterey pine. Other nearby trees are 6 year old Coulter Pine and a fruit orchard with very old Meyer Lemon as closest tree. Orchard is covered with redwood bark mulch. The Seasonal rainfall to date was 18" compared to 11" average. I've noted what looked like morel remains several years ago in a nearby festuca californica meadow 20 ft away, but this was the first time I've found them at prime (eating and) identification stage.

Note: This collection has been identified as Morchella rufobrunnea, and is cited in Kuo, 2008.

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