What is this mushroom?

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And how to grow this?

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    $\begingroup$ If I knew how to grow this particular mushroom, I would start a side business doing exactly that. They are very marketable. $\endgroup$ May 21, 2017 at 14:52
  • $\begingroup$ Please add the location the picture is from $\endgroup$
    – RHA
    May 21, 2017 at 15:05
  • $\begingroup$ i find this in my village forest in india himanchal pardesh kinnaur purbani $\endgroup$ May 21, 2017 at 15:42
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    $\begingroup$ SEARCH "MOREL CULTIVATION", it is difficult, technical, requires good rainwater / special water and good microclimate, and it's low production quantities. some people cultivate morels. experienced pickers can find many of them in certain places. its interesting. the best thing is to put them in blender with other ingredients and throw all the spores everywhere shadey rainy and well drained. i found this vid for example youtu.be/lTFugHA2WaI?t=310 $\endgroup$ May 22, 2017 at 8:51
  • $\begingroup$ Regarding how to grow it, try gardening.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$
    – Fiksdal
    Jul 12, 2017 at 20:08

1 Answer 1


This is an Ascomycota from the genus Morchella, called morel:

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Morels are edible: despite the Wikipedia page I linked above saying that Morchella has hydrazine, according to Ammirati, Traquair and Horgen (1986):

There is no evidence that Morchella species contain gyromitrin* or related compounds.

* A hydrazine compound.

Source: Ammirati, J., Traquair, J. and Horgen, P. (1986). Poisonous mushrooms of the northern United States and Canada. 1st ed. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

PS: Your second question ("how to grow this?"), however, seems to be off topic here at Bio SE.


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