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From the MST Collections: The Mushroom Models: Pointy Morel

The model below is part of the MST's collection of mushroom models. This collection once belonged to a single individual and they bear the stamp of the owner and his location in West Berlin. The objects are from the 1920s or 1930s based on the text and type face.The translations from old German were completed by one of our members over the last year. Please note that many of the mushrooms in this collection have had their classifications change over time. Many that were once considered as edible are now classified as poisonous, and the translated text may no longer be considered accurate in modern terms.

Pointy morel. Morchella conica (Pers.) Morchella continua (Fr.)

Edible.

This morel differs from the common morel, morchella esculenta, in that it has a rounded, elongated black/brownish cap 2 to 5 cm high; which has flat fleshy pleats which run lengthwise, and pleat-like vertical folds which surround deep elongated fields. In appearance this morel can have the following variations: a) with a strongly pointed light coloured cap, b) with a round and blackish coloured cap, the rim of which stands away from the stem. The pointed morel grows in domestic gardens and in meadows in the spring . It is much rarer in the fall.

Essbar.

Unterscheidet sich von der Speise Morchel , morchella esculenta durch den kugelfoermigen , verlaengerten 2 bis 5 cm hohen , hell- bis schwaerzlich braunen Hut, der stumpfe, der Laenge nach verlaufenden Hautrippen und faltige Querrippen , welche tiefe, laengliche Feldern einschliessen, besitzt. Stiel round an flattened . In Gestalt und Farbe variirt ssie : a) mit sehr spitzen und hellem Hut. b) mit rundem und schwaerzlichem Hut , dessen Rand von dem Stiele entfernt ist. Die Spitzenmorchel kommt in Hausgaerten und auf Wiesen im Fruehjahr , seltener im Herbst vor.

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