Species Detail

Gyromitra brunnea Under.
False morel


Scientific Name:  
Gyromitra brunnea Under.
Common Name:  
False morel
Myaamia Name:  
No Myaamia Name
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Spring
Habitats:  
Beech-Maple Forest, Oak Forest including Oak-Hickory, Beech-Oak-Maple Mixed Mesophytic
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Gyromitra brunnea Under.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Food  mushrooms eaten. " . . . Godfroys belief was that they did not use poke; mushrooms; or wild lettuce; until they learned to eat them from the whites. He was probably wrong as to this; as the instruction concerning the use of native plants came the other way"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  gyromitras eaten. ". . .the Miamis eat the morels and the two large gyromitras--esculenta and brunnea. They do not eat puff-balls; believing that they cause dropsy--in fact the name given to them; pa-sa-to-wa-ka-ni; means "thing that causes dropsy". The edible sponge mushrooms; which they used; as mentioned; are called mi-no-sa-ka-I; which is the name given to tripe
Botanical Sources  
Gyromitra brunnea Under.
No sources entered.
Related Sources  
Gyromitra brunnea Under.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   False morels are difficult to mistake for true morels. They produce a toxin gyromitrin; which volatizes upon cooking; although caution should be employed in eating this fungus