• Geography, Biology, Medicine
  • Published in Mycologia 2009
  • DOI:10.3852/08-096

Emergence of morel (Morchella) and pixie cup (geopyxis carbonaria) ascocarps in response to the intensity of forest floor combustion during a wildfire.

@article{Greene2009EmergenceOM,
  title={Emergence of morel (Morchella) and pixie cup (geopyxis carbonaria) ascocarps in response to the intensity of forest floor combustion during a wildfire.},
  author={David F. Greene and Michael Hesketh and Edith Pounden},
  journal={Mycologia},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 4},
  pages={
          766-73
        }
}
We studied the density of ascocarps (mushrooms) of morels (Morchella) and pixie cups (Geo-pyxis carbonaria) as a function of postfire duff (forest floor organic layer) depth in the first 4 y after a wildfire. The great majority of ascocarps of both species appeared in the first summer (2004) after an Aug 2003 fire in predominantly pine-spruce montane stands in Kootenay National Park, British Columbia. The spatial distribution of the ascocarps of both species was strongly biased toward (i… CONTINUE READING

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