spongiola var. dunensis
Morchella sp. UC 1475091
morel is a famed type of edible cup fungus. The morel produces a highly
porous ascocarp, greatly prized by gourmet cooks.
best known morel is the Morchella deliciosa, which is commonly known as
just morel. Other types include Morchella esculenta, Morchella elata,
Morchella semilibera, and Morchella vulgaris.
morel is the state mushroom of Minnesota.
gathering morels, care must be taken to distinguish them from the poisonous False
Morel (Gyromitra esculenta).
morel grows abundantly in the years following forest fires.