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False Morel

Gyromitra esculenta

Description:

Normally sprouts in sandy soils under coniferous trees in spring and early summer. The fruiting body, or mushroom, is an irregular brain-shaped cap dark brown in colour which can reach 10 cm (4 in) high and 15 cm (6 in) wide.

Habitat:

Sandy soil amongst moss of a wooded area.

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Greg Shchepanek
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Greg Shchepanek

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Apr 16, 2012
Submitted on Apr 17, 2012

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