Species Detail

Morchella esculenta & spp.
Morel


Scientific Name:  
Morchella esculenta & spp.
Common Name:  
Morel
Myaamia Name:  
minosakayi
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Spring
Habitats:  
Conifer Shrubland and Forest, Conifer Swamp some deciduous domts.
Locations:  
Liebert Property
Growth Forms:  
Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Morchella esculenta & spp.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Food  eaten. "the Miamis eat the morels . . . The edible sponge mushrooms [morels] . . . are called minosakai; which is the the name given to the tripe [the upper part of the stomach of a ruminant; also edible]
No Reference Specified Use - Food  prepared by soaking in salt water for a few minutes; shaking out the bugs; then cooked--always cook the wild variety
No Reference Specified Use - Food  gathered and cooked. "We hunted morels at just the right time in spring"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  gathered for cooking and eating. "we gathered the mushrooms for cooking and eating; looked like christmas trees with holes"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  hunted; gathered and eaten. Right time of year to collect is when the lilacs are in bud
No Reference Specified Use - Food  morels gathered. ". . . she [Rebecca Stitt Walker] would get those that look like pine cones; you know how they come up; morels. My mom [Josephine Goodbo] was good at hunting those too"
No Reference Specified Use - Food  "nipopi minosakyai; a species of mushroom resembling the paunch of cattle; when on its stem it stands about two inches above the ground" and "nipopi; nipupi; a species of small yellow or brown mushroom; hollow inside; when cooked in water they form a froth or scumm which recalls our soups"; probably morels
No Reference Specified Horticultural Info  When the mayapple plant umbrellas; winter is over and the mushrooms are out; when wild plum trees bloom its the time to start looking for morels; generally found in damp; shady places
No Reference Specified Horticultural Info  When the lilac flowers are in bud; thats when to hunt morels; around late April/May depending on weather and rain; favorite spots were old elm tree bark lying on ground; once found a whole row of them growing up in a seam of two old cement slabs from an old house in woods--a perfect row of morels; yellow; spear-shaped
Botanical Sources  
Morchella esculenta & spp.
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Related Sources  
Morchella esculenta & spp.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   The Miami term "minosakayi" means the upper part of the stomach of a ruminant; or tripe