Species list from Hartwood Acres on 10/22/2016

Walk leader Barbara DeRiso. Some 25 intrepid mushroom hunters showed up on a cold (46 degrees F) windy, rainy morning for the last scheduled WPMC Walk of the 2016 season. From the Mansion parking lot at Hartwood Acres, we spread out a bit, most meandering along Trails 10 and 12 on the hillside above the stables, several heading elsewhere. Two hours later we returned to the picnic tables an, despite the continued blustery rain,  spread out our treasures. A number of huge Calvatia Gigantea (smooth puffball) many Clitocybe nuda (formerly known as Lepista nuda, a.k.a. Blewits), Grifola frondosa (hen of the woods, sheepshead) and Laetiporus sulphureus (chicken mushroom) were found.
La Monte Yarroll’s Species of the Day: Mycena subcaerulea (Blue Mycena).
Hope to see you on November 15th for the annual Pot Luck Wrap-Up meeting.

Species list entered by Barbara DeRiso. Identifiers Barbara DeRiso, Dick Dougall, La Monte Yarroll, John Plischke III, Richard Jacob and possibly others.

List of species found on the walk at Hartwood Acres:
Agaricus campestris (Meadow Mushroom / Field Mushroom),
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (Fly Agaric),
Armillaria gallica (),
Auricularia auricula (Tree-ear / Wood Ear),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Calvatia gigantea (Giant Puffball),
Clitocybe nuda (Blewit),
Clitocybe robusta (Robust Clitocybe),
Chlorophyllum rhacodes (Shaggy Parasol),
Coprinus comatus (Shaggy mane),
Cyathus stercoreus (Leathery Bird’s-nest Fungus / Grey Egg Birds nest),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Exidia glandulosa (Beech Jelly Roll),
Exidia recisa (Wood ear),
Galerina marginata (Deadily Galerina ),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
Gymnopus dryophila (),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hypholoma sublateritium (Brick top),
Hypocrea gelatinosa (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lentinellus ursinus (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena subcaerulea (Blue Mycena),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phlebia incarnata (),
Phlebia tremellosa (),
Pholiota limonella (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagon-pored polypore),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis (),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Scutellinia subhirtella (Orange Eyelash Cup),
Serpula lacrimans (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum hirsutum (Hairy Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Suillus americanus (American Slippery Jack; Chicken Fat Suillus),
Trametes elegans (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Gymnopus pilea – not found in our list or on the internet, maybe Gymnopus pilipes?
hypocrea americana – There is only one recorded find of this on MO. Can someone please confirm the name for this specimen.

Pictures by Richard Jacob

Species list from October Monthly Meeting on 10/18/2016

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at October Monthly Meeting:
Agaricus placomyces (Eastern Flat Topped Agaricus),
Agaricus xanthodermus (Yellow Foot Agaricus),
Agrocybe arvalis (),
Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus),
Amanita citrina var citrina (),
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (Fly Agaric),
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
Calvatia craniformis (Skull Shaped Puffball),
Calvatia gigantea (Giant Puffball),
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
Chlorophyllum rhacodes (Shaggy Parasol),
Clitocybe nuda (Blewit),
Clitocybe robusta (Robust Clitocybe),
Cyathus striatus (Splash Cups),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Exidia recisa (Wood ear),
Geastrum saccatum (Earthstar),
Geastrum triplex (Collared Earthstar),
Gymnopilus luteofolius (),
Gymnopus dryophilus (),
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
Hypholoma lateritium (Brick top),
Hypsizygus tessulatus (),
Inocybe rimosa (),
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore),
Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
Laccaria ochropurpurea (Purple-gilled Laccaria),
Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
Lactarius quietus (),
Lentinellus ursinus (),
Lepiota cristata (Malodorous Lepiota),
Lepiota naucina (Smooth Lepiota),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Melanoleuca alboflavida (),
Mycena atkinsoniana (),
Mycena inclinata (Clustered bonnet / oak-stump bonnet cap),
Naematoloma fasciculare (Sulfur Tuft),
Pachyella clypeata (),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phellinus weirianus (),
Pholiota alnicola (),
Phyllotopsis nidulans (),
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
Poria spissa (Orange Poria),
Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata (Psilocybe Ovoid),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Stropharia rugosoannulata (Wine Cap Stropharia),
Suillus americanus (American Slippery Jack; Chicken Fat Suillus),
Suillus granulatus (Dotted-stalk Suillus; Granulated Slippery Jack),
Tetrapyrgos nigripes (),
Trametes hirsuta (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore)

Species not currently on clubs life list:

Clitocybe sp.
Collybia “megastipes”, the bulbous-striate-stalked Collybia (unidentified, but easily recognized if we find it again.)
Hebeloma sp.
Amanita sp. (Nubbly brown universal veil, brown stain on stem.)

Comments:

Jack Baker took the Amanita sp. home to encourage it to open the rest of the way. He’ll take photographs.

Introducing the new recipe section and our first recipe: Wild Mushroom Stuffing

We have published a few recipes on the website in the past, they are now hidden away in the archives of the website. However, we thought it was high time to dedicate a section of the website to cooking, after all what are you going to do with all those mushrooms that you find! I would like to introduce the new recipe section (there is a link in the top menu bar too). Here you will find the previous recipes in a new format and any new recipes that we publish. Have a favorite recipe you would like to share? Let us know. I will also be publishing the recipes from this years cooking demo just as soon as I have typed them all in.

Our first donation is from Richard & Cecily Franklin and will be a perfect accompaniment for your roast turkey. Click on the recipe name or image, not the green circle to open the recipe page.

Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s a recipe for Wild Mushroom Stuffing from Richard & Cecily Franklin.

Species list from Deer Lakes Park on 10/15/2016

A wonderful warm Indian summer day with clear skies and beautiful leaf colors. A medium sized crowd talk a walk at Deer Lakes park in search of mushrooms. Plenty of Disk golf players were out and once they realized we were looking for mushrooms started to give up tips offs to where they had seen some and in one case handed me a giant puffball that they had found. Over 70 species identified including a number of edibles like Honey mushrooms, Blewits, Oysters and Bear’s Head Tooth. There were even a couple of lonely chanterelles that had not realized their season had finished.

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll. Species identified by Dick Dougall, Richard Jacob, Jim Tunney and La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Deer Lakes Park:
Agrocybe acericola (Maple Agrocybe),
Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus),
Amanita citrina var citrina (),
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (),
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
Ascocoryne sarcoides (Purple Jelly Drops),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Polypore),
Calvatia gigantea (Giant Puffball),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Clitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
Clitocybe nuda (Blewit),
Clitopilus prunulus (Sweetbread Mushroom),
Cortinarius iodes (),
Cyclocybe erebia (),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Galerina marginata (Deadly galerina),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk))
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Gymnopus androsaceus (),
Hemitrichia calyculata (),
Hemitrichia serpula (),
Hericium coralloides (Bear’s Head Tooth),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Laccaria ochropurpurea (Purple-gilled Laccaria),
Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
Lactarius quietus (),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lentinellus ursinus (),
Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
Lepiota cristata (Malodorous Lepiota),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Macrolepiota procera (),
Maramiellus candidus (),
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Mutinus elegans (Elegant Stinkhorn),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-lantern),
Phaeomarasmius erinaceellus (),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Phlebia tremellosa (),
Pholiota aurivella (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Poria spissa (Orange Poria),
Psathyrella delineata (),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Russula brevipes (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Scutellinia subhirtella (Orange Eyelash Cup),
Serpula lacrimans (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum hirsutum (Hairy Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Tetrapyrgos nigripes (Black-footed Marasmus),
Trametes elegans (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremella foliacea (Jelly Leaf),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xeromphalina kauffmanii (),
Xylaria cornu-damae ()

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Collybia “megastipes” is possibly a collybia species with an extra think stem.
Russula species

Pictures by Richard Jacob and Constance Sorgen.

Species list from South Park Mushroom Mania on 10/08/2016

Mycologist and Ranger Paul Trusty led our walk. John Plischke III identified Mucronella bresadolae as an especially rare species. It’s beautiful tiny white teeth right on the substrate. At first glace La Monte Yarroll thought it was a slime mold Ceratiomyxa, but closer examination revealed it to be an actual fungus.

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at South Park Mushroom Mania:
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (Fly Agaric),
Auricularia auricula (Tree-ear / Wood Ear),
Clitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
Crepidotus mollis (Jelly Crep/Soft Stumpfoot),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
Lactarius chelidonium (),
Laccaria ochropurpurea (Purple-gilled Laccaria),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Lycoperdon pyriforme (AKA Morganella pyriformis),
Metatrichia vesparium (),
Mucronella bresadolae (),
Mutinus elegans (Elegant Stinkhorn),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Mycena luteopallens (Walnut Mycena),
Phanerochaete chrysorhiza (),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Polyporus radicatus (Rooting Polypore),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scleroderma michiganense (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Suillus americanus (American Slippery Jack; Chicken Fat Suillus),
Suillus granulatus (Dotted-stalk Suillus; Granulated Slippery Jack),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore)

Pictures by John Plischke III

Species list from Lincoff Foray Walks on 09/24/2016

Here are the finds for the sixteenth annual Lincoff foray. The finds are split up by individual walks. Due to the number of participants some of the walks did not occur or only with a few foragers. The weather had been fairly dry for the two weeks prior to the foray and the number of larger fungi was less than normal. However there was a good variety of species and we could send a bit of time on some of the unusual species and also on the Cook Forest State Park collection. One of the interesting finds from Hartwood acres was Akanthomyces aculeatus a moth parasite. Another unusual find was the brightly colored Phanerochaete crassa crust found on the North Park Devils Elbow walk. All in all a good haul considering the conditions.

Species were identified by the guest Mycologists, Gary Lincoff and Nick Money, the club Mycologists Jim Tunney, La Monte Yarroll, and the clubs identifiers: Jack Baker, Fluff Berger, Dick Dougall, Richard Jacob, Blain Sanner, Bob Sleigh and John Stuart. Individual attendees may have also identified their own or other finds.

All species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Lincoff Foray Walk 1 Hartwood Acres South:
Amanita vaginata var. alba (),
Agaricus silvicolae-similis (),
Boletus pallidus (Pallid Bolete),
Fistulina hepatica (),
Ossicaulis lignatilis (),
Psathyrella delineata (),
Xeromphalina tenuipes ()

Additional species:
Entoloma sp.

List of species found on the walk at Lincoff Foray Walk 2 Hampton:
Climacodon septentrionale (Northern Tooth Fungus),
Xylaria longipes ()

List of species found on the walk at Lincoff Foray Walk 3 Hartwood Acres North:
Akanthomyces aculeatus (),
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Polypore),
Calvatia gigantea (Giant puffball),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Fuligo septica (Scrambled-egg Slime; Dog Vomit Slime),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
Leucoagaricus americanus (Reddening Lepiota),
Leucogloea compressa (),
Mycena inclinata (Clustered bonnet / oak-stump bonnet cap),
Pholiota squarrosoides (),
Polyporus elegans (Elegant Polypore),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Scutellinia subhirtella (Orange Eyelash Cup),
Serpula lacrimans (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum gausapatum (Bleeding Oak Crust),
Xerocomellus chrysenteron (Red-Cracked Bolete),
Xylaria cornu-damae (),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

List of species found on the walk at Lincoff Foray Walk 4 North Park – Devils Elbow:
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Fistulina hepatica (Beefsteak Polypore),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-lantern),
Phanerochaete crassa (),
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Additional species:
Russula sp. (Red Russula sp.)

List of species found on the walk at Lincoff Foray Walk 5 North Park – Iowa:
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
Clitocybe nuda (Blewit),
Hymenopellis furfuracea (),
Mycena inclinata (Clustered bonnet / oak-stump bonnet cap),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Pholiota squarrosoides (),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus badius (),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Strobilomyces confusus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore)

List of species found on the walk at Lincoff Foray Walk 6 North Park – Wyoming:
Abortiporus biennis (),
Amanita citrina var citrina (),
Amanita daucipes (),
Amanita fulva (Tawny Grisette),
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Hypomyces luteovirens (Yellow-green Russula Mold),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Leccinum longicurvipes (),
Lepiota aspera (),
Otidea leporina (),
Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s pollypore or velvet-top fungus)

List of species found on the walk at Lincoff Foray other locations:
Abortiporus biennis (),
Amanita fulva (Tawny Grisette),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Calvatia craniformis (Skull Shaped Puffball),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Gymnopilus junonius (),
Hydnellum aurantiacum (),
Hypholoma fasciculare (),
Inocybe fastigiella (),
Lepiota aspera (),
Marasmius sullivantii (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Ramaria stricta (),
Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula)
Syzygospora mycetophila (),
Pictures by Dick Dougall, Cecily Franklin, Adam Haritan and Richard Jacob. If you have any more pictures you would like to share let us know at site-admin@wpamushroomclub.org.

Species list from Lincoff pre foray Cook Forest State Park on 09/23/2016

Last years pre-foray walk at Cook Forest State Park was dry, this year conditions were perfect. There was a both a huge variety and an abundance of specimens in the forest. We walked in two different areas, Hemlock old growth and Oak forest, and found species characteristic of both areas. There were lots of species that we do not normally see on the walks closer to Pittsburgh which made the identification all the more fun.

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll. Species identified by Gary Lincoff, Walt Sturgeon, La Monte Yarroll, Garrett Taylor, Jim Tunney, Richard Jacob and others.

List of species found on the walk at Lincoff pre foray Cook Forest State Park:
Agaricus arvensis (Horse Mushroom),
Amanita abrupta (),
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
Amanita brunnescens (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita brunnescens var. pallida (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita ceciliae (Strangulated Amanita),
Amanita cinereoconia (),
Amanita citrina var citrina (),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita fulva (Tawny Grisette),
Amanita muscaria (Fly Agaric),
Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (Fly Agaric),
Amanita rubescens (Blusher),
Amanita submaculata (),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Arcyria cinerea (White Carnival Candy Slime),
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Austroboletus gracilis (Graceful Bolete),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Bolbitius titubans (Egg Yolk),
Boletus edulis (King Bolete; Porcini; Cepe; Steinpilz),
Boletus pallidus (Pallid Bolete),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Byssocorticium atrovirens (),
Calvatia craniformis (Skull Shaped Puffball),
Calvatia cyathiformis (Vase-shaped giant puffball / Purple Spored Puffball),
Cantharellus appalachiensis (Appalachian Chanterelle),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Cantharellus tubaeformis (),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Blue-green Stain),
Clavulina cinerea (),
Clavulina cristata (Crested Coral Fungus),
Climacocystis borealis (),
Clitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
Clitocybe nuda (Blewit),
Collybia abundans (),
Cordyceps militaris (Trooping Cordyceps),
Cordyceps ophioglossoides (),
Cortinarius alboviolaceus (),
Cortinarius armillatus (Bracelet Cort / Red Banded Cort),
Cortinarius cinnabarinus (),
Cortinarius corrugatus (Corrugated Cap Cort),
Cortinarius harrisonii (),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Cortinarius limonius (),
Cortinarius meinhardii (),
Cortinarius semisanguineus (Red-gilled Cort),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Cuphophyllus pratensis (),
Cyanoboletus pulverulentus (),
Cystoderma amianthinum var. rugosoreticulatum (),
Dacrymyces palmatus (Orange Jelly; Witches’ Butter),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Diatrype stigma (),
Elaphocordyceps capitata (),
Elaphomyces granulatus (),
Entoloma strictius (),
Exidia recisa (Wood ear),
Fistulina hepatica (Beefsteak Polypore),
Fomes fomentarius (Tinder Polypore),
Fomitopsis pinicola (Red Bealted Polypore),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Fuligo septica (Scrambled-egg Slime; Dog Vomit Slime),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gerronema strombodes (The Golden-gilled Gerronema),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
Gymnopilus luteus (),
Gymnopus dryophila (),
Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
Helminthosphaeria clavariarum (),
Helvella crispa (),
Helvella elastica (),
Helvella macropus (),
Hydnellum scrobiculatum (),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hydnum repandum (Sweet Tooth Hedgehog Fungus),
Hygrophorus flavescens (),
Hygrophorus marginatus (Orange-gilled Waxy-cap),
Hygrophorus miniatus (Fading Scarlet Waxy-cap),
Hypholoma fasciculare (),
Hypholoma sublateritium (Brick top),
Hypomyces cervinigenus (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Hypomyces luteovirens (Yellow-green Russula Mold),
Hypomyces microspermus (),
Imleria badia (Bay Bolete),
Inocybe albodisca (),
Inocybe nigrodisca (),
Inonotus dryadeus (),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Ischnoderma benzoinum (),
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore),
Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
Laccaria ochropurpurea (Purple-gilled Laccaria),
Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
Lactarius allardii (),
Lactarius camphoratus (Aromatic Milky),
Lactarius corrugis (Corrugated-cap Milky),
Lactarius deceptivus (),
Lactarius deliciosus (),
Lactarius hygrophoroides (Hygrophorus Milky),
Lactarius lignyotellus (),
Lactarius lignyotus (),
Lactarius pseudomucidus (),
Lactarius pubescens (Bearded Milkcap mushroom),
Lactarius serifluus (Watery Milkcap),
Lactarius sordidus (),
Lactarius subpurpureus (),
Lactarius subvellereus (),
Lactarius vinaceorufescens (Yellow Latex Milky),
Laetiporus cincinnatus (Chicken of the woods),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Leccinum longicurvipes (),
Leccinum scabrum (Birch Scaber Stalk),
Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
Lepiota aspera (),
Leucogloea compressa (),
Lophodermium pinastri (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Lyophyllum decastes (Fried Chicken Mushroom),
Marasmius opacus (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena inclinata (Clustered bonnet / oak-stump bonnet cap),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Nectria cinnabarina (Coral Spot Fungus),
Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-lantern),
Onnia tomentosa (),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Paxillus atrotomentosus (Velvet-footed Pax),
Paxillus involutus (),
Peziza phyllogena (),
Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s pollypore or velvet-top fungus),
Phallus ravenelii (),
Phellodon niger (),
Phellodon tomentosus (Zoned cork hydnum),
Phlebia tremellosa (),
Phlebiella vaga (),
Pholiota alnicola (),
Pholiota squarrosa (Scaly Pholiota),
Pholiota squarrosoides (),
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (Gilled Bolete),
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Psathyrella candolleana (),
Psathyrella conissans (),
Pseudoboletus parasiticus (Parasitic Bolete),
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (),
Ramaria aurea (Golden Coral),
Ramaria formosa (beautiful clavaria, handsome clavaria, yellow-tipped- or pink coral fungus),
Ramaria stricta (),
Ramariopsis kunzei (),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Russula brevipes (),
Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
Russula crustosa (Green Quilt Russula),
Russula dissimulans (Blushing russula ),
Russula foetens (),
Russula fragilis (Fragile Russula),
Russula granulata (),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula modesta (),
Russula peckii (),
Russula rubescens (),
Scleroderma cepa (),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Sebacina incrustans (),
Simocybe serrulata (),
Stemonitis splendens (Chocolate Tube Slime),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum hirsutum (Hairy Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Strobilomyces confusus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Suillus americanus (American Slippery Jack; Chicken Fat Suillus),
Suillus granulatus (Dotted-stalk Suillus; Granulated Slippery Jack),
Suillus placidus (),
Suillus spraguei (Painted Suillus),
Thuemenella cubispora (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum abietinum (Conifer Polypore),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tricholomopsis decora (Decorated Mop),
Tricholomopsis sulfureoides (),
Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry slime mold),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Tylopilus indecisus (),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Tyromyces fragilis (),
Xerocomellus chrysenteron (Red-Cracked Bolete),
Xerocomus hortonii (Corrugated Bolete),
Xeromphalina campanella (Fuzzy-foot),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xerula radicata (),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Agaricus sp. (large in duff under pine)
Clitocybe sp.
Diatrypella sp.
Gymnopilus sp (tiny)
Hebeloma sp. (white cap)
Hydnellum sp. ?
Hygrophorus spp.
Hymenochaete sp. ?
Inocybe spp. (3 species)
Lycoperdon sp. (pinkish brown subincarnatum?)
Russula sp. (purple cap)
Russula spp. (several other species)
Trichoglossum sp. (hirsutum?)

Comments:
Pictures by Richard Jacob, Adam Haritan and Garrett Taylor. If you recognise one of the species in an unlabeled image please comment and we will add it.

Species list from Townsend Park on 10/01/2016

A group of about 30 people joined Pia van de Venne from Friends of Murrysville Parks and Richard Jacob from WPMC. Fortunately the rain held off and we could take a pleasant walk through the park. There has been a lot of rain recently but it did not have time to trigger the fruiting of the larger fungi species. The species list contains a lot of smaller specimens along with crusts, parchments and polypores. Some of the smallest species were the most interesting finds. Hymenoscyphus fructigenus, a small ascomycetes, was one such example that only lives on the nutshells of hickory, walnut and acorns. We had a couple of unidentified species including a another small ascomycetes. Given the mostly dry weather through September we found plenty of species with very little overlap to last years walk in June.

Species identified by Richard Jacob, Adam Haritan and John Plischke III. Species list entered by Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Townsend Park:
Armillaria tabescens (Ringless Honey Mushroom),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Polypore),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Exidia recisa (Wood ear),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Hymenoscyphus fructigenus (),
Kretzschmaria deusta (Carbon Cushion, Brittle Cinder),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Marasmius strictipes (Orange-yellow Marasmius),
Mycena galericulata (Common Mycena; Rosy-gill Fairy-helmet),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Naematoloma fasciculare (Sulfur Tuft),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phallus ravenelii (),
Pholiota limonella (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Plicaturopsis crispa (),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Psathyrella delineata (),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum hirsutum (Hairy Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes elegans (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Mycena with straw yellow stem

Pictures by Jo Cowling, Adam Haritan and Richard Jacob

Smugtown Mushrooms

Olga Tzogas from Smugtown mushrooms will be joining us again at this years Lincoff foray. Please contact Smugtown mushrooms as soon as possible if you would like to put an order in for any of their mushroom merchandise. They grow and stock both fresh and dried mushrooms as well as mushroom cultures acclimatized to the local east cost environment. Orders will be brought to the foray so you will save on shipping. Smugtown will also be bringing a selection of items that you can purchase directly at the foray but we recommend ordering ahead to guarantee that the item will be available.

Species list from Sycamore island on 09/17/2016

This year we managed both a spring and an autumn survey of Sycamore island. A mix of about 35 people from WPMC or the Allegheny Land Trust were ferried over to Sycamore island by the ALT’s pontoon. We explored the island looking for mushrooms while finding the remains of swimming pools, a barge and other structures. Our luck held and apart for two short showers we mostly stayed dry. The Sycamore island is still growing while its sister island on the other side of the river, 9 mile island, is reported to be shrinking. The island has mature silver Maple and Oak trees on it among other tree and plant species. Many of the species found were saproxylic or wood eating fungi but there were also a few a few mycorrhizal species such as Xerocomellus chrysenteron (Red-Cracked Bolete). Find of the day however was the Calvatia rubroflava (Yellow Puffball). This is a species that we had not previously observed in the region and we took a sample for DNA analysis.

There are a few pictures of the event on the ALT FaceBook page including a 360 degree image from the center of the island and a lot more pictures of mushrooms below.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified by La Monte Yarroll, Josh Carvin and Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Sycamore island:
Albatrellus ovinus (Sheep Polypore),
Arcyria cinerea (White Carnival Candy Slime),
Arcyria denudata (Pink Carnival Candy Slime),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Calvatia rubroflava (Yellow Puffball),
Calocera viscosa (Yellow Tuning Fork),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Clitocybe suaveolens (),
Coprinellus micaceus (Mica Cap),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Geastrum triplex (Collared Earthstar),
Lentinellus ursinus (),
Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Leucoagaricus americanus (Reddening Lepiota),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Marasmius siccus (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena galericulata (Common Mycena; Rosy-gill Fairy-helmet),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Mycena subcaerulea (Blue Mycena),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Pholiota limonella (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus elegans (Elegant Polypore),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stemonitis axifera (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes hirsuta (),
Trametes pubescens (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xerocomellus chrysenteron (Red-Cracked Bolete),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
A Bisporella citrina like species

Photos by Richard Jacob