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|Noun||1.||family Morchellaceae - a family of edible fungi including the true morels|
fungus family - includes lichen families
Ascomycetes, class Ascomycetes - large class of higher fungi coextensive with division Ascomycota: sac fungi
cup morel, Disciotis venosa - an edible morel with a cup-shaped or saucer-shaped fruiting body can be up to 20 cm wide; the fertile surface inside the cup has wrinkles radiating from the center; can be easily confused with inedible mushrooms
bell morel, Verpa - a morel whose fertile portion resembles a bell and is attached to the stipe only at the top
conic Verpa, Verpa conica - a morel with a fertile portion that has a relatively smooth surface; the stalk is fragile
black morel, conic morel, Morchella angusticeps, Morchella conica, narrowhead 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
Morchella crassipes, thick-footed morel - a delicious morel with a conic fertile portion having deep and irregular pits
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