genus of fungi
Morchella, the true morels, is a genus of edible mushrooms closely related to the cup fungi. These appear honeycomb-like in that the upper portion is composed of a network of ridges with pits between them.
|Morchella conica, a black morel, in Poland|
Dill. ex Pers. (1794)
(L.) Pers. (1801)
China produces cultivated morels.
Morels are the state mushroom of Minnesota, USA. 
Media related to Morchella at Wikimedia Commons
- MushroomExpert.com's Morel section
- Healing-mushrooms.net's Morel page
- Morel Satisfaction: Stalking the Wild Mushroom from National Public Radio
- Morel Mushroom Discussion Forum Archived 2011-03-03 at the Wayback Machine