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Morchella snyderi
Photograph of Morchella snyderi growing on a dirt road in the Rim Fire area. Photo credit: Ron Pastorino from Mushroom observer.

Morchella snyderi is a fungus in the Morchellaceae (Pezizomycotina). Their behavior and enzymatic capacities are of interest because they thrive in areas with “pyrolyzed” (= partially burnt) forms of carbon and other unique post-fire compounds.