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Old May 17, 2011, 10:36 pm   #1
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Frank, Debbie & Miker, here's one for you folks. I went out yesterday and found these 3 Morels. Whites in Lewiston are just beginning in the lowland hardwoods . I found these by a White Ash, in the wide open. ( not covered by leaves ) Stuck out like a "sore thumb" I wanted to leave one to grow but this place is hunted heavily. Anyway, I took them home and made a Morel Pizza out of them, with others, of course. Doing further research, as I was eating my find, I found out these are possible very, very rare. Could even be a strain from Lamington Island. ( where ever that is ) Which claims they are the only place they exist. Or it could just be a sterile morel. Or Morchella rufobrunnea ( M. deliciosa ) just some what deformed. I think I'll call it Morchella skrcenyii...LOL.
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Old May 17, 2011, 10:51 pm   #2
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Oh, man. Those are strange looking. Reminds me of that blanched asparagus they grow under tarps. How'd they taste?
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Old May 17, 2011, 11:05 pm   #3
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That was the first question they asked. Were they covered by leaves. No !! As far as taste, couldn't tell cause I put about 30 other Blacks with them. The bad part is, I knew better then to do something that dumb. It was one of them "Brain Fart Things" or the McMasters thing LOL
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Old May 17, 2011, 11:57 pm   #4
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Old May 18, 2011, 7:53 am   #5
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Interesting!
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Old May 18, 2011, 11:19 am   #6
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That is awesome, Jack! Thanks for sharing. I've never seen anything like that!
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Old May 18, 2011, 7:40 pm   #7
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I have two elm tree's that produce the same thing the last three years, only found one this year, but they never get big, it appears yours are pretty decent size. I always called these "blonds" I researched it myself and found Western Blond morel to be the same.
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Old May 18, 2011, 10:11 pm   #8
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That is indeed very very cool!! I have never seen anything like this in real life. This is def, a western blonde though. Morchella rufobrunnea Awsome find Jack
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Old May 18, 2011, 10:28 pm   #9
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Just found 17 of those today just outside of Hisperia when I saw the first one I was very surprised!
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Old May 19, 2011, 10:16 pm   #10
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We (a large group) found a bunch (maybe 20 or so) of these (or something resembling them) a couple of years ago near wolverine michigan in a spot we had searched a couple of days before. then the day after the rain in the same spot we started to find these in the morning but we had to go home that day. I do have some pictures on a backup drive, but not with me now.
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