Species list from Hike Ryerson Station with Andy Lariviere on 08/05/2017

Ranger Andy Lariviere led us on a gentle climb up the hills of Ryerson Station. The weather was wonderful for a walk in the woods.

About a dozen people joined us for the Southern walk, mostly folks who were relatively new to mushrooming. We were thrilled with an extensive fruiting of chanterelles–everybody got as much as they wanted to collect. Andy decided that he likes the flavor of Lactarius piperatus and will be drying his collection and powdering it as a spice.

The White Jelly Roll we found was unusual in that all collections had inclusions of plant stems. My identification may be wrong.

This was the first time I’ve been able to apply my new knowledge from NEMF 2017. I was able to identify our Artist’s Conk as G. lobatum, the softer Artist’s Conk. If you can easily dent the cap with your fingernail, you have G. lobatum and not G. applanatum. I think there’s also a difference in appearance, but I’ll have to find a lot more of them before I’m confident to describe the visual difference.

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Hike Ryerson Station with Andy Lariviere:

Amanita fulva (AKA Amanita amerifulva),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
Lactarius piperatus (),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Marasmius pyrrhocephalus (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phellinus rimosus (),
Ramaria stricta (),
Russula laurocerasi (Almond Scented Russula),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula silvicola (Dry Woods Russula),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Strobilomyces floccopus (AKA Strobilomyces strobilaceus),
Thelephora terrestris (),
Tremellodendron pallidum (AKA Tremellodendron schweinitzii),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk)
Stereum subtomentosum (Yellow-staining Stereum)
Ductifera pululahuana (White Jelly Roll) = Exidia alba

 

DNA Barcoding workshop presented at NEMF 2017

A presentation from Richard Jacob

There were quite a few talks and workshops at this years NEMF meeting at Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton Vermont with two or even three scheduled at the same time. At the workshop there was a request to make the slides available to the attendees which we are now doing. This workshop covered more of the nuts and bolts of actually collecting a sample and annotating it along with managing a project. It also introduced the NAMA Mycofloral 2.0 protocol for collecting and vouching specimens. For those that need an introduction to DNA barcoding and the theory behind the technology please check out some of these online resources:

Here’s the talk:

 

 

Species list from WPMC July 2017 Monthly Meeting on 07/18/2017

We had a brief update on Cantherellus names from President Richard Jacob followed by a nice talk about the local boletes by Scott Pavelle. We met at North Park Cabin due to construction at our usual venue.

Species list entered by La Monte H.P. Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at WPMC July 2017 Monthly Meeting:
Abortiporus biennis (),
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita jacksonii (North Eastern American Caesars Mushroom),
Amanita parcivolvata (False Caesars Mushroom),
Amanita rubescens (Blusher),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Boletus pallidoroseus (Bouillon Bolete),
Boletus pallidus (Pallid Bolete),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Boletus vermiculosoides (),
Cantharellus cibarius (Common Chanterelle; Golden Chanterelle),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Cortinarius alboviolaceus (),
Exsudoporus frostii (Frost’s Bolete; Candy Apple Bolete),
Gymnopus luxurians (),
Lactarius volemus (Voluminous-latex Milky),
Leccinum albellum (),
Leccinum rugosiceps (Wrinkled Scaber-Stalk),
Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-lantern),
Russula crustosa (Green Quilt Russula),
Russula laurocerasi (Almond Scented Russula),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Tremellodendron pallidum (AKA Tremellodendron schweinitzii),
Trichoglossum hirsutum (Velvety Earth-tongue),
Tylopilus alboater (Black Velvet Bolete),
Tylopilus ferrugineus (),
Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceous (Violet Brown Bolete),
Xanthoconium affine (Spotted Bolete)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Leccinum sp. #2 sp. nov.
“other bicolor” sp. nov.
Amanita flavorubescens
Inocybe calospora

Comments:

More pictures to follow.

Species list from North Park Chanterelle Walk on 07/22/2017

Species list entered by Jack Baker.

List of species found on the walk at North Park Chanterelle Walk:
Amanita brunnescens (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita citrina var citrina (),
Amanita daucipes (),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita flavorubescens (Yellow Blusher)
Amanita parcivolvata (False Caesars Mushroom),
Amanita rubescens (Blusher),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Baorangia bicolor (Bicolor Bolete),
Exsudoporus frostii (Frosts bolete),
Boletus hortonii (AKA Xerocomus hortonii),
Boletus pallidus (Pallid Bolete),
Boletus pseudosensibilis (AKA Lanmaoa pseudosensibilis),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Boletus vermiculosoides (),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Collybia dryophila (AKA Gymnopus dryophilus),
Favolus alveolaris (AKA Neofavolus alveolaris),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Inocybe rimosa (),
Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
Laccaria ochropurpurea (Purple-gilled Laccaria),
Lactarius deliciosus (),
Lactarius piperatus (),
Lactarius volemus (Voluminous-latex Milky),
Laetiporus cincinnatus (White-Pored Chicken of the Woods ),
Lentinus lepideus (),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Meripilus sumstinei (Black-staining Polypore),
Phlebia incarnata (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Polyporus varius (),
Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
Russula crustosa (Green Quilt Russula),
Russula laurocerasi (Almond Scented Russula),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula virescens (Green Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Strobilomyces confusus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Strobilomyces floccopus (AKA Strobilomyces strobilaceus),
Tremellodendron pallidum (AKA Tremellodendron schweinitzii),
Tricholomopsis platyphylla (AKA Megacollybia rodmani),
Tylopilus alboater (Black Velvet Bolete),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceous (Violet Brown Bolete),
Tyromyces spraguei (),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xerula megalospora ()

Species list from Dark Hollow Woods on 07/15/2017

We had great weather for Dark Hollow Woods. Nine people hunted for mushrooms, including Walk Leader Cecily Franklin and Identifier Blaine Sanner. We found nearly 40 species. For a little added excitement, Cosplay (“costume play”) was having a photo shoot at DHW at the same time as our walk, so we saw numerous princesses, villains and superheroes.

Species list entered by Cecily Franklin. Species identified by Blaine Sanner and Cecily Franklin.

List of species found on the walk at Dark Hollow Woods:
Amanita banningiana (The Yellow Caesar),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Exsudoporus frostii (Frost’s Bolete; Candy Apple Bolete),
Fuligo septica (Scrambled-egg Slime; Dog Vomit Slime),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hypholoma fasciculare (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Marasmius siccus (),
Megacollybia platyphylla (Platterful Mushroom),
Meripilus sumstinei (Black-staining Polypore),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phlebia incarnata (),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Polyporus varius (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes elegans (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
Tremellodendron schweinitzii (Jellied False Coral),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Trichoglossum hirsutum (Velvety Earth-tongue)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Russulas and Boletes which were not identified to the species level.

Species list from Wingfield Pines BioBlitz3 on 07/08/2017

Beautiful weather for this walk and it was interesting to see how Wingfield Pines site had changed in this third visit for the year. The meadow was full with waist to shoulder high plants and there were plenty of butterflies flying around. Along side the river things were not so good for fungi. The river had burst its banks one or more times over the past month and washed away the leaf litter so there were not many terrestrial mushrooms. We did make a couple of interesting finds. The main one was a lot of Ductifera pululahuana ( White Jelly fungus). La Monte reported that he had only found it once before and I (Richard Jacob) had only seen it once before out of state. It seems to like the very wet well rotted tree trunks lying near the bank of the river. Most of the species found were saprophytes that eat dead matter. We only found a couple of symbiotic species. We would like to thank the gentleman who showed us a picture of the red capped bolete and then went back and picked it for us. We should be able to confirm the ID for that species shortly.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified by La Monte Yarroll, John Plischke III and Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Wingfield Pines BioBlitz3:
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
Conocybe lactea (White Dunce Cap),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Cyathus striatus (Splash Cups),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (),
Diatrype stigma (),
Ductifera pululahuana ()
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Hypocrea americana (),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Pluteus longistriatus (Pleated Pluteus),
Polyporus elegans (Elegant Polypore),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Poronidulus conchifer (),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Russula species
Armillaria (mellea) rhizomorphs
Bovista sp. (very small)
Steccherinum sp.
Xerocomellus intermedius (), or possibly Xerocomellus chrysenteron (will check spores to confirm)

July – August newsletter has been published.

The July to August bimonthly newsletter has just been sent out electronically and by post to all our members. Along with the normal list of up coming events there is a mini mushroom quiz and ButtonID round up. The club has also been mentioned in a variety of publications both local and national and there is a round up that coverage. I have updated the other press page with links to the articles too. If you have something to contribute please contact Cecily Franklin. You can also download the newsletter directly.

Species list from Linbrook Woodlands Conservation Area on 06/24/2017

This walk was in collaboration with ALT and was our first ever walk at Linbrook Woodlands Conservation Area.
Species list entered by Fluff Berger. Species identified by Fluff Berger and John Plischke III

List of species found on the walk at Linbrook Woodlands Conservation Area:
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Polypore),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Crepidotus mollis (Jelly Crep/Soft Stumpfoot),
Dacryopinax spathularia (Spathula Shapped Yellow Jelly),
Galiella rufa (Hairy Rubber Cup),
Hypomyces armeniacus (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phlebia incarnata (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
Xeromphalina tenuipes ()

Species not currently on clubs life list or not fully identified:
Pluteus species
Lactarius species
Trametes species
Russula species, several
Cantharellus species, very small; maybe C. lateritius

Comments:
John Plischke III was our mycologist.

Species list from June meeting on 06/20/2017

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified by club mycologists and identifiers. Thanks to Garrett Taylor for bringing numerous species to the meeting that he had collected in Cook Forest State Park.

List of species found on the walk at June meeting:
Abortiporus biennis (),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (Fly Agaric),
Amanita rubescens (Blusher),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Amanita volvata (Volvate Amanita),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Boletus pallidus (Pallid Bolete),
Cantharellus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar-red Chanterelle),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet),
Dictydiaethalium plumbeum (),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Galiella rufa (Hairy Rubber Cup),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Ganoderma lucidum (Ling Chi),
Helvella macropus (),
Hypocrea sulphurea (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Inocybe tahquamenonensis (),
Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
Lactarius oculatus (),
Lactarius quietus (),
Leccinum albellum (),
Leccinum scabrum (Birch Scaber Stalk),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Macrolepiota procera (Parasol Lepiota),
Marasmius nigrodiscus (),
Marasmius opacus (),
Marasmius siccus (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Melanoleuca alboflavida (),
Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s pollypore or velvet-top fungus),
Phellinus pini (),
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (Gilled Bolete),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus elegans (Elegant Polypore),
Resinomycena rhododendri (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Stropharia rugosoannulata (Wine Cap Stropharia),
Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry slime mold),
Xenasmatella vaga (),
Xylaria hypoxylon (Carbon Antlers),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Amanita species 02: The Little Brown Amanita
Marasmius sp. x2
Galerina sp,
Trametes sp.
and a crust sp.

Species list from Afternoon walk at Salamander Park on 06/17/2017

Many of Mushroom Education Class attendees came down the hill in order to try their had at finding and identifying mushrooms. We had quite a wide variety of species but not that many specimens of any one species. Just a few days to early for lots of the larger “mushroom” species and chanterelles. However, a couple of the ones we did find were interesting. Hymenopellis incognita had previously be found by club member Cecily Franklin and identified by Michael Kuo. On this walk we found it again along with a close look alike Hymenopellis furfuracea. There are slight differences in the margin of the cap and whether the stem is stuffed H. incognita, or hollow, H. furfuracea but confirmation came down to microscopic analysis of the spores.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Identified by La Monte Yarroll, Blaine Sanner, Adam Heritan and Richard Jacob
along with a few other members.

List of species found on the walk at Afternoon walk at Salamander Park:

Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Arcyria cinerea (White Carnival Candy Slime),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Calocera cornea (),
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
Clavaria vermicularis (White Worm Coral Fungus),
Dacryopinax spathularia (Spathula Shapped Yellow Jelly),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Hapalopilus nidulans (Tender Nesting Polypore),
Hemitrichia calyculata (),
Hypocrea pallida (),
Hymenopellis furfuracea (),
Hymenopellis incognita (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Hypoxylon fragiforme (Red Cushion Fungi),
Inocybe rimosa (Straw-colored Fiber-head),
Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Lentinellus ursinus (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Maramiellus candidus (),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena subcaerulea (Blue mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Peniophora albobadia (Giraffe spots),
Peniophora cinerea (),
Perenniporia robiniophila (Locust polypore),
Polyporus radicatus (Rooting Polypore),
Polyporus varius (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
Tremellodendron schweinitzii (Jellied False Coral),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xylaria longipes (),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Russla sp. x2
Lepiota sp