This page is an attempt to show the various varieties commonly found and harvested. The Great Morel will refer to those as greys, blacks, yellows and spikes. Mycolgy biologists often reference them in their scientific terminolgy, but for the purpose of this page The Great Morel is simply referencing them in "shoomer" slang. If anyone has quality pictures of the various varities in their natural setting, please send them to The Great Morel.
The Grey Variety
Commonly Referred Name: greys, grey sponge, light greys,
Given scientific name: Morchella deliciosa
The Yellow and Cream Variety
Commonly Referred Name: yellows, cream, white, sponge, blondes, light greys
Given scientific name(s): Morchella deliciosa, esculenta
The Blacks and spikes
Commonly Referred Name: Blacks, Spikes, Peckerheads, Cows' Heads, Dog peckers
Given scientific name: Morchella semilibera, angusticeps, elata, conica, deliciosa
A Variety (these images show them all)
If you would like to research in more detail the scientific nature of the morel, check out the Info and links page under the "Scientific and Research" section. There you will find links to sites which specialize in the research of The Great Morel and many other types of fungi.
Also check out this page on the False Morel. If you haven't already visited this page, it is a great source for a beginners understanding to for this ugly fungi.
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