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Verpa conica.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Simasüvegū kucsmagomba, Spitze Glockenmorchel, Thimble Morel, Verpe conique
Verpa conica Mushroom
Ref No: 9646
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Verpa conica2 Mushroom
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Verpa conica3 Mushroom
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Verpa conica5 Mushroom
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Verpa conica Swartz ex Pers. Spitze Glokenmorchel Simasüvegū (sima süvegū)kucsmagomba Verpe conique Thimble Morel. Fruit body 4–9cm high, fertile pendulous head ovoid then bell-shaped, attached to the stalk at the centre, dark olive-brown; stalk cylindrical, whitish covered in brownish granules arranged in irregular horizontal bands. Asci 350 x 23µ. Spores elliptic, 20–24 x 12–14µ. Habitat under hawthorn scrub on chalk soil. Season late spring. Uncommon. Edible with caution. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Ashley Watson (United Kingdom) - 07 May 2012

Leicester, UK. May 2012
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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 03 May 2010

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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 03 May 2010

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Michael Pinca (United States) - 07 May 2009

PART II - These are the morels I found with the suspect Verpa conica, I previously sent. The morels will be yummy I know, can you help with the others? Thank you, Michael Pinca
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Michael Pinca (United States) - 07 May 2009

Please help with comment. I found these in the immediate vicinity of some morels this rainy evening in the woods (5/5/09), Yes I found twice as many morels,also. They seem to be Verpa conica by comparison to site photos. Thank you, Michael Pinca
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