Verpa

Definitions of Verpa
  1. noun
    a morel whose fertile portion resembles a bell and is attached to the stipe only at the top
    synonyms: bell morel
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    types:
    Verpa bohemica, early morel
    resembles a thimble on a finger; the surface of the fertile portion is folded into wrinkles that extend from the top down; fruiting begins in spring before the leaves are out on the trees
    Verpa conica, conic Verpa
    a morel with a fertile portion that has a relatively smooth surface; the stalk is fragile
    type of:
    morel
    any of various edible mushrooms of the genus Morchella having a brownish spongelike cap
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