I do have one member from this beautiful state! Hi Sarah. Obviously you wouldn't think of Morels in Hawaii, but maybe it is possible, at the peak of some of the tallest mountains there, it does snow every year!
morels in Hawaii!! Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 20:36:49 -1000 (HST) From: Frank S. For the record, we located Morels in West Hawaii on the Big Island growing in forest land. So much for the myth that Morels do not grow in Hawaii!
They are here: Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 01:11:57 -1000. From: Carla P. You just need to know where to look. Maui, Hi.
Hawaii Big Island Morel Sighting: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 10:34:32 -0500. Aloha, I'm no expert in fungi, but I think that we have a morel growing in our garden in Volcano, on the Big Island of Hawaii. I'm including a digital photo, which, I hope, has enough detail for you to be sure. The "head" or sponge-like region is about 5cm in length and the stem is about 3 cm. Tiny, by comparison to the photos I see on your site. Please let us know if we have an actual morel, and we'll keep an eye on it to see how its growth progresses. --Steve S. Yes Steve, you've got a true morel. Congratulations from the mainland.
March 5th, 2006: My name is Daniel Harrang. While hiking in North-western Maui earlier this week I came across an adult Morel mushroom! I've harvested pounds of near-identical fungi in the Trinity Alps of Northern California in forests which have recovered from burns but never until this week have I found them in Hawaii. I'm amazed this genera is so wide-spread. Do you know if this is a unique find? I have had a few reports in the past but never a photo! Thanks so much for your report! I would like to know as much details as possible of the surrounding area, trees, etc.- Chris M. The elevation of the location where I found the Morel is probably between 1000 to 2000 feet above sea level... in WAIHE'E river valley - North-West maui, - just a few miles (2-3?) from the coast line. I feel compelled to mention I did not intentionally pluck the Morel; it was lying on its side when I found it and as I gently attempted to prop it up for a better photograph it broke at its base... and I'm pretty sure the underground portion is no worse for wear. Thanks again, Daniel
Larry writes: There is a town called Haiku where I have heard that Morels can be found. Not much more info than that.
ANy help- I would be all "ears!"