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.

Very little research has been done on the morels found in New Zealand, so they are not named. Although they are considered rare, they can be found in surprisingly large numbers during good seasons.
 
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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 same location 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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