Morchella australiana group – Black Morel

Morchella australiana group includes Morchella conica and Morchella elata, both as reported from Australia, and Morchella elata group

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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