Morchella elata group – Black Morel

On the ground in open forests, often fruiting after fire. This species has a conical, deeply pitted head on a thick, cream stem. Smooth honey-coloured pits are outlined longitudinally by very dark, more or less parallel ridges, and horizontally by pale, shallow cross-ridges. The junction with the brittle stem is well defined.

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