What You Should Know
Morchella crassipes is a rare species of fungus of the genus Morchella. The fungus was classified in 1801. It has a bumpy hollow brittle yellowish-white stem that thickens to the bottom. The fruiting body is large, thick, up to 23 cm tall. Cap is yellowish-gray, broadly ovate or oval, to cylindrical-conical, with deep notches, the edge is accreted to the leg. The stem is yellowish-white, bumpy, with longitudinal uneven grooves, thickens in the apical part and to the bottom, hollow, brittle.
Morchella crassipes Mushroom Identification
Up to 23 cm tall, consists of a cap and legs, fused, with a common cavity.
5 - 8.5 cm high, 3.5 - 10 cm in diameter, oval, broadly ovoid, cylindrical-conical, with deep notches, attached to the edge of the leg, hollow.
4 -17 cm high, 4 - 8 cm in diameter, thickened at the base, bumpy, with longitudinal uneven furrows, hollow, brittle, whitish-yellowish.
Asci 200-215 * 22 microns, cylindrical, 8 spores. Spores 20-30 * 12-18 microns, elliptical, with a smooth surface, light yellow.
The flesh is brittle, light.
Conditionally edible mushroom of the 4th category. Used after 20 minutes of boiling.
Habitat and Distribution
It grows from mid-April to late May, in deciduous forests, with hornbeams, ashes, maples, poplars, on soils rich in organic matter, on soil, among moss, alone and in small groups, it is rare.
Morchella crassipes Look-Alikes
Grows in steppes, meadows, not forests.
Morchella esculenta and Morchella vulgaris
Have smaller fruit bodies.
Morchella crassipes Synonyms
Phallus crassipes Vent., 1797
Phalloboletus crassipes (Ventenat) Kuntze, 1891
Mitrophora hybrida var. crassipes (Vent.) Boud., 1897
Morchella esculenta var. crassipes (Vent.) Bresinsky & Stangl, 1962
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Shape: True MorelsCylindrical
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