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Verpa conica
bell morel, thimble morel, smooth thimble mushroom, smooth thimble-cap

Distribution: It is a widespread but uncommon species that fruits early in the spring in a variety of habitats including montane conifer forests.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Verpa conica has a conic thimble-like cap that hangs free from the stipe apex. The surface of the cap is smooth or slightly wrinkled to irregular but not strongly so. The stipe is ivory to cream with brownish or ochraceous blushes, and often has a banded pattern on its surface.

Accepted Name:
Verpa conica (O.F. Müll.) Sw.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Verpa conica in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Verpa conica photos.

5 photographs:
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