false morel

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Related to false morel: black morel, Gyromitra esculenta
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Noun1.false morel - a fungus of the family Helvellaceaefalse morel - a fungus of the family Helvellaceae
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
family Helvellaceae, Helvellaceae - family of false morels or lorchels; some are edible and some are poisonous
helvella - any fungus of the genus Helvella having the ascocarps stalked or pleated or often in folds
discina - any fungus of the genus Discina
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Nevertheless, he warns to be on the alert for the Gymomitra esculenta or false morel. It too has brain-like lobes and is highly poisonous, but unlike edible morels which prefer broad-leaved trees as neighbours, the phony strain is found under pines on sandy soils and is only really common in the central Highlands.
And is Morel a true or false Morel, since mushrooms, like narrators, may not be what they appear to be?
There is better evidence that several chemicals in a MAID mushroom, the false morel, are carcinogenic.