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Morels or false morels?
    #25876451 - 03/15/19 05:22 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

Found these black walnut looking specimens and wondered wtf kinda black magic was going on... they are very spongey and have web like stems...
Found in southern California... All information is appreciated...supposedly you can eat these if you cook them first...



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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: Dramaminesuksballs]
    #25876463 - 03/15/19 05:27 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

Ive got these popping up too.  I think they're false morels.

Here's what mine look like




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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: Steveinshell]
    #25876466 - 03/15/19 05:28 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

They don't look appetizing to me... so i just kicked it off under the bushes hahaha


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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: Dramaminesuksballs]
    #25876468 - 03/15/19 05:29 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

I think it's Helvella lacunosa.
In the future try to get pics in the habitat where they are found.


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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: foragedfungus]
    #25876471 - 03/15/19 05:32 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

Good call. Foragedfungus for the win...

Still kick it off into the bushes


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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: foragedfungus]
    #25876496 - 03/15/19 05:43 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

yes I think you are correct... I saw some pictures on google that mislabeled these as morels, but the web like stems are indeed helvellaceae ...thanks


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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: Steveinshell]
    #25876503 - 03/15/19 05:45 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

yes,,, lol some people apparently say these are quit the delicacy once properly cooked...


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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: foragedfungus]
    #25876515 - 03/15/19 05:49 PM (2 months, 10 days ago)

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I think it's Helvella lacunosa.
In the future try to get pics in the habitat where they are found.





Could be if he found it in Europe.  In Southern California, Helvella dryophila is super common right now, I bet it was under Quercus agrifolia.  They are good edibles, I ate some I found in LA a couple weeks ago.

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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #25876831 - 03/15/19 08:51 PM (2 months, 9 days ago)

Hey Alan, I found something similar just recently but near some conifers and ID it as Helvella vespertina. (I'm located up in the Humboldt area)

But I tossed them seeing warnings about them in regards to their edibility. But I do know where a decent amount are growing right now. Am I just being paranoid, or should I give these a try?


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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: mind.at.large]
    #25876999 - 03/15/19 10:48 PM (2 months, 9 days ago)

You are just being paranoid.


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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: Dramaminesuksballs]
    #25877721 - 03/16/19 11:07 AM (2 months, 9 days ago)

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Dramaminesuksballs said:
Found these black walnut looking specimens and wondered wtf kinda black magic was going on... they are very spongey and have web like stems...
Found in southern California... All information is appreciated...supposedly you can eat these if you cook them first...





Nothing about this looks appetizing, it's not something I would have considered eating, but I trust Alan, if he says it's good,  I'd try it.


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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: Doc9151]
    #25878668 - 03/16/19 07:20 PM (2 months, 8 days ago)

Good to know I'll give them a chance next time I see them


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Re: Morels or false morels? [Re: mind.at.large]
    #25879685 - 03/17/19 09:57 AM (2 months, 8 days ago)

I don't know much of that Sp. But where I live I pick and consume a similar mushroom that is considered toxic. It's in the gyromitra, looks quite similar. I prefer them to morels.

I am in no way telling you to eat those, that would be wreckless since I know nothing about that mushroom. I was just noting the similarity.


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