Saddle Morel
Gyromitra brunnea
Gyromitraceae (False Morel) Mushroom Family

 

Identify the Gyro False Morel by its large cap, which is often saddle-shaped, lobed and veined. The colors range from burnt orange to chocolate-brown on the upper margins and white beneath.  The flesh is brittle and white.  The stalk is large and broad with a slightly larger base; somewhat ribbed and nearly hollow to cottony inside.  Its preferred habitat is under hardwood forests at low elevations.

This plant is extremely poisonous.

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