unknown unusual mushroom

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unknown unusual mushroom

Post by mbadem » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:00 am

Hi, I have seen an unusual mushroom in my allotment yesterday in the north of London.
It is on the soil and around 2-3 cm size.
Can anyone help me identifying it please?
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Re: unknown unusual mushroom

Post by Lancashire Lad » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:00 pm

Hi, and welcome to UK Fungi.

Your mushroom is one of the "Morel" species.

The photo appears to be slightly off-focus, but I'd say it has the general looks of a small Common Morel, Morchella esculenta.

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Re: unknown unusual mushroom

Post by Lancashire Lad » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:00 pm

Hi,

Repeat fruiting year on year of "naturally occurring" soil growing fungi can be something of a lottery.

You may be lucky, and find that more appear next year, (or indeed in a few days/weeks time, as spring is very much the season for morels).

Sometimes though, the appearance of mushrooms is a one-off occurrence. - They might fruit, sometimes in large numbers, in an area where they've never been seen previously, and then for whatever reason, they are never seen at that place again.

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Re: unknown unusual mushroom

Post by mollisia » Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:12 pm

Hello,

the parallel ridges of the cap show that it is one of the black morels, means M. conica-elata group.

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Andreas

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