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  • Spanish
    • Oreja de ratón
  • Scientific Names
    • Gyromitra infula
  • English
    • Saddle-shaped False Morel

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Saddle-shaped False Morel Gyromitra infula

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aunty

Date

May 21, 2014

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Genus Gyromitra Gyromitra infula

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tonyw

Date

June 6, 2009

Description

False morel type mushroom that came up in the same area (usually along an unused track, later on the bank above) over a number of years. I haven't seen it lately, nor have I ever seen it elsewhere.

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Saddle-shaped False Morel Gyromitra infula

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puffball

Date

April 26, 2014

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Fungi Gyromitra infula

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stevepawson

Date

May 7, 2013 11:46 AM NZST

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bmatson

Date

November 19, 2013 12:52 PM PST

Description

Growing single. All brown with saddle shaped cap. Looks just like another species except all brown instead of purple stipe.

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What

False Morel Gyromitra infula

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ncsanat

Date

March 10, 2013

Description

cap irregularly shaped, dark reddish brown with veins of stronger pigment; stalk strongly flattened and oval, colored concentric rings visible in cross-sectiongrowing in a group at the base of a fallen Ponderosa Pine.
Based on Arora's key in Mushrooms Demystified I'm suggesting G. infula, False Morel.

observed by Mr. Bill

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zergbutcha1

Date

October 10, 2012

Place

Gifford Pinchot National forest, Smokey creek (Google, OSM)

Description

A great looking find!!! iv been told that these have the same chemical compound that fuels jets or something of that nature!!

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yiabek

Date

October 9, 2012

Description

Ascomycete. Brown, wrinkly cap, and off-white/tan wrinkly stem. Growing near a stream.

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Saddle-shaped False Morel Gyromitra infula

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stelleri5

Date

October 9, 2012

Description

Ascocarp with a wrinkly, leathery brown cap. Specimen is about 4.5cm wide and 8.6cm high. stalk is a creamy white.

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abigailarnold

Date

October 9, 2012 02:17 PM PDT

Description

Brown wrinkly elfin saddle mushroom found in spruce and vine maple forest, on very moist area in a channel. One growing on a decomposing piece of wood. Located near smokeycreek off Forest road 24 in Gifford Pinchot national Forest.

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Saddle-shaped False Morel Gyromitra infula

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lalitacalabria

Date

October 9, 2012 02:08 PM PDT

Description

Stream bank under vine maple and salmon berry thicket at Shady creek campground in Gifford Pinchot National Forest

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Saddle-shaped False Morel Gyromitra infula

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prahla-dee-da

Date

February 18, 2012

Description

Apparently an Ascomycete. Has a puffball-type design, but also a stalk.

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Description from Wikipedia

Gyromitra infula, commonly known as the hooded false morel or the elfin saddle, is a member of the ascomycete mushrooms in the family Helvellaceae. The dark reddish-brown caps of the fruit bodies develop a characteristic saddle-shape in maturity, and the ends of both saddle lobes are drawn out to sharp tips that project above the level of the fruiting body. The stem is white or flushed pale brown, smooth on the outside, but hollow with some...

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