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California Fungi—Morchella elata
Morchella elata
(Photo: © Michael Wood)

Morchella elata Fries
Systema mycologicum 2: 8. 1822. (Pl. 1B)

Common Names: morel, black morel, fire morel

NOTE: This description was written before 2010 and the modern work on our morels. Morchella elata is now known not to occur in North America. This description describes our California burn morels but does not use current names. The correct names for the photos is unclear.