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morels and false morels.
These maps are based on herbarium collections and recent research. Some of these records can be found in the Field Museum Collections Database. You can help add new distribution records for the Chicago Region. Links for species names lead to descriptions on Michael Kuo's website.
Common yellow morel,
, also known as Morchella americana . Previously used names include Morchella esculentoides Morchella esculenta (separate species in Europe), Morchella crassipes (synonym), and Morchella deliciosa (separate species in Europe).
Common eastern black morel,
. Previously used names include Morchella angusticeps Morchella elata (separate species in Europe, possibly in North America).
Eastern half-free morel,
. Previously used names include Morchella punctipes Morchella semilibera (separate species in Europe).
. One record from Porter County, Indiana, and a possible record for Cook County, Illinois. Morchella diminutiva
Verpa is poorly documented. There are two species of early false morels or thimble-caps.
, wrinkled thimble-cap, has only one collection from Cook County.
Verpa bohemica has only one collection from Will County.
Gyromitra, false morels, are also poorly documented. There are eight collections of four species.
in Cook and Will Counties of Illinois and Lake County of Indiana.
Gyromitra brunnea in Cook County.
Gyromitra caroliniana in Cook County (1966).
Gyromitra infula in Cook County.
Here are morels and false morels to look for that are not yet known for the Chicago area.
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Leacock, P. R. 2016. Morels and False Morels [Internet]. Chicago (IL): MycoGuide; [cited
2018 Jan 22]. Available from http://mycoguide.com/guide/chicago/maps/morels