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Kingdom: Fungi / Family: Morchellaceae / Genus: Morchella
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Mushrooms (asocarps of cap fungi) in the genus Morchella are commonly known as Morels or sponge mushrooms. They are highly prized by mushroom hunters, who sometimes jealously guard their favorite spots. The morels are famously used in French cuisine, and thousands of people take to the woods every year seeking these delicacies. The most sought-after is the aptly-named Morchella deliciosa, commonly known as 'the' morel. Other types may be referred to as gray, black, or yellow morels.
Although Fungi were once considered to be part of the plant kingdom, most experts now consider them to be a separate Kingdom or phylum. There are estimated to be over 100,000 different fungi, most of which form only tiny threads (Hypha) that can only be seen through a microscope. Of these, about 20,000 are considered to be high fungi or macro fungi, i.e. those that produce visible fruiting bodies. Only these are of any interest to the fungi enthusiast and covered in any detail, mostly of which belong to the subdivision Ascomycotina and Basidiomycotina.
|CREAM OF CHICKEN WITH WILD MUSHROOM SOUP|
1 1/2 gal. chicken stock and meat from chicken legs
|MOREL MUSHROOM SOUP |
4 c. morels, fresh
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