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 Add this item to the list   MORCHELLA Dill. ex Pers.
   
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Page number:66 
Remarks (internal):In Verpa Swartz the pileus is campanulate. 
Description type:Non-original description 
Description:MORCHELLA Dill. ex Pers.
Ascoma an erect, stipitate apothecium with a sponge-like pileus, up to 20 cm or more high, single, scattered; pileus subglobose, ovoid to narrowly conical, with anastomosing, irregular, sterile ridges separating shallow depressions bearing the hymenium, yellowish-brown to brown, often with ridges paler. Stipe hollow, brittle, subcyclindrical, sometimes bulbous at base, occasionally furrowed, yellowish or whitish-cream. Paraphyses septate near base, branched, with clavate apices. Asci unitunicate, operculate, subcylindrical, narrow at base, not blueing in iodine, 8-spored. Ascospores hyaline, 1-celled, broadly ellipsoidal to oblong-ellipsoidal, smooth, hyaline to subhyaline, pleurinucleate.
Anamorph: None reported.
Habitat: On soil in open areas.
Representative species: Morchella esculenta L., the common morel.
 
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