Canadian Forest Service Publications

High incidence of the edible morel Morchella conica in a jack pine, Pinus banksiana, forest following prescribed burning. 1993. Duchesne, L.C.; Weber, M.G. Canadian Field-Naturalist 107: 114-116.

Year: 1993

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 10825

Language: English

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Abstract

Mushrooms of the ascomycetous fungus Morchella conica Fr. were observed at a density as high as 2860 kg/ha in a Pinus banksiana Lamb. stand in May 1991 at the Petawawa National Forestry Institute, Chalk River, Ontario. This forest stand had been treated with prescribed fire the previous fall. Mushrooms were found singly or in clusters within a radius of 2-3 m around dead Pinus banksiana trees but not around dead specimens of Pinus resinosa Ait. and Pinus strobus L.