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Gyromitra esculenta

   (Family: Discinaceae)
Common name: False morel EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Poisonous
Size: 30 - 120 mm
Dingy brown (Sordid)
Flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
Spore colour:
Cream or yellowish
Fruiting season: spring
General info: EDIT
The edibility of "false morels" has been recently brought into question. While many people eat them without apparent harm, some people have developed acute toxicity and recent evidence suggests that there may be long-term health risks as well.
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: conical
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  variable in shape but generally brainlike, somewhat lobed (but usually not saddle-shaped); pinkish tan to reddish brown.
Stem: EDIT
  Stem info: EDIT
  Stem: 3-7 cm; pale yellowish tan to rose to tinged like the cap; usually roundish in cross-section but frequently folded into a figure eight cross-section; smooth.
Habitat: Grows in woods
Habitat info: EDIT
Grows on sandy soil in Temperate coniferous forest and occasionally in deciduous woodlands. Among conifers it is mostly found under pines
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