Family: Morchellaceae
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Fungi:> Ascomycota:> Ascomycetes:> Pezizomycetidae:> Pezizales:> Morchellaceae:> Morchella.
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This family of ascomycete contains only three genuses Morchella, Verpas and Disciotis. Only the highly-regarded genus Morchella the true morels are found in New Zealand.  
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Genus: Morchella
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These choice edible fungi are believed to have been introduced as they are usually found in urban habitats or in disturbed ground. been saprobic fungi these are found growing on soil during spring, sometimes in the samelocation each season. Four species have been reported in New Zealand, although they have never been taxonomically investigated.  
Morchella elata
Morchella elat
Morchella species
Morchella species
   
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