Yellow Morel

   The Yellow Morel, Morchella esculenta (Morchellaceae, Pezizales) is blond to yellow-brown in color, and has a honey combed cap on a whitish stalk.   The cap measures 1 5/8-2" wide and 2 3/4-3 1/2" high.   Its shape is oval to elongate, with longitudinal, irregular, yellowish-brown ribs that resemble pits.   The cap is attached to its stalk, which is 1-2" long and 5/8-1" thick, sometimes enlarged at its bade, and whitish in color with granular ribs.   The spores are elliptical in shape and measure 20-24x12-24 microns when examined under a microscope, smooth in appearance, and located within the pits on the cap.   This species of mushroom has not been proven harmful and is a much sought after choice consumable.

  This mushroom grows on the ground, alone or in groups usually in apple orchards and burned areas.   Commonly found near dead elm trees, apple orchards, ash, oak, and beech/maple trees.

Cost :

Item # ylm01: One Spore Print, $15.00 including shipping Temporarily Out of Stock
Item # ylm02: Two Spore Prints, $25.00 including shipping Temporarily Out of Stock

  Payment can be made through PayPal or by Money Order.   All payments must be in U.S. Dollars.   Once payment has been made, shippment will be made the next day, depending on availability of the item, and the day payment is made.   If the following day is a Holiday or Sunday then shippment will be the next normal work day.   If we are temporarily out of a particular species, you will be immediately notified of the proposed date we expect availability and an immediate refund can be made.   Always email us prior to making an order to find availability at   Questions are always encouraged and answered.

This page was last updated on 6 April, 2004

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