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Gyromitra infula
hooded false morel, saddle-shaped false morel

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Gyromitra infula has a cinnamon brown to amber brown or reddish brown, somewhat saddle-shaped cap, with a smooth to somewhat irregular, but not strongly wrinkled, surface. The stipe is round in cross-section or somewhat compressed and furrowed, white or tinted pinkish red with white mycelium at the base. G. infula and G. ambigua typically occur in late summer and fall with conifers and hardwoods on soil and wood. Although G. ambigua normally has stronger purple tones on the stipe base and somewhat darker caps, determining which of these species you have usually requires checking spore size (mostly 20--23 μm long in G. infula and 22--30 μm long in G. ambigua) and, even then, the answer might not be clear. Both species are very poisonous

Accepted Name:
Gyromitra infula (Schäff.: Fr.) Quél.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Gyromitra infula in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Gyromitra infula photos

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