The poisonous false morels (various species of Gyromitra
) as well as the not-recommended Verpa bohemica
can have a similar appearance but differ in that the cap and stem do not form a single, continuous, hollow chamber. A number of other true morels (species of Morchella
) are similar in appearance but differ in that they occur in natural rather than urban settings. All true morels are edible when cooked.