black morel


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Noun1.black morel - a morel whose pitted fertile body is attached to the stalk with little free skirt around itblack morel - a morel whose pitted fertile body is attached to the stalk with little free skirt around it; the fertile body is grey when young and black in old age
family Morchellaceae, Morchellaceae - a family of edible fungi including the true morels
morel - any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella having a brownish spongelike cap
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Of the mushrooms that are most highly prized across Europe, the Yellow Morel (Morchella esculenta) and Black Morel (Morchella elata) -- the name "arnaoui" is used for both -- can be found regularly in Cyprus in deciduous forests, appearing in the spring.
I manage to find a little velvet shank and some oyster mushrooms over the winter, but in general, mushroom season begins for me when the first little black morel pops up by one of our giant tulip poplars.
The most commonly sought are the black morel (Morchella angusticeps), the sponge mushroom (Morchella esculenta), and the thick-footed morel (Morchella crassipes), which can grow to 12 inches or more in height.
For most commercial pickers of the black morel, research begins by monitoring the forest fires that occur the summer prior to a spring season.