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|domain||Eukaryota||Morchella esculenta, the common morel, is a fungus belonging to a genus of edible mushrooms, highly sought after for their flavor. The tan cap has a honeycomb appearance due to a network of ridges and pits. The cap is hollow, up to 7 cm (2.8 in) wide by 10 cm (3.9 in) tall. The stem is white. The fungus fruits under hardwoods during a short period in the spring, depending on the weather. Commercial cultivation has been only partially sucessful. The genus Morchella may have over 70 species, with M. esculenta restricted to a single species of yellow morel found in Europe and China, according to DNA analysis.
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