Species list from Devil’s Hollow on 06/08/2019

As the cicadas from Brood VIII start to hatch in the area look for dead ones where the abdomen is missing or been filled with a pale yellow fungal growth. This is Massospora cicadina or the Flying salt shaker of death. Another interesting find was a crust fungus Peniophora violaceolivida which seems to be rarely reported.
Species list entered by Fluff Berger.

List of species found on the walk at Devil’s Hollow:
Arcyria cinerea (White Carnival Candy Slime),
Arcyria denudata (Pink Carnival Candy Slime),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Ceratiomyxa porioides (Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold ),
Coprinellus micaceus (Mica Cap),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Entoloma quadratum (),
Flammulina velutipes (Velvet foot; Enokitake),
Galiella rufa (Hairy Rubber Cup),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
Hemitrichia clavata (),
Lentinus levis (),
Isaria farinosa (),
Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Massospora cicadina (Flying salt shaker of death),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (),
Phellinus robiniae (Cracked cap polypore, Locust polypore),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus craterellus (),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Polyporus varius (),
Psathyrella candolleana (),
Russula silvicola (Dry Woods Russula),
Sarcoscypha occidentalis (Stalked Scarlet Cup),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stemonitis splendens (Chocolate Tube Slime),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xylaria longipes (),
Xylaria vasconica ()

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Pluteus aurantiorugosus
Flavoparmelia caperata (lichen)
Gymnopus sp.
Phlebia sp.
Trichia sp.
Pholiota sp.
Chromospora sp. (white)
Peniophora violaceolivida
Otidia sp.
Xylaria cubensis listed is in anamorphic state. Our X. longipes might be X. cubensis, since we found the anamorph in the area?

Species list from Phipps Conservancy Bio-Blitz on 06/02/2019

Two walks were held at the Phipps BioBlitz. A write up for the day and full results for all species are here.

Species list entered by James Wasik. Species identified by Identified by La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Phipps Conservancy Bio-Blitz:
Arcyria denudata (Pink Carnival Candy Slime),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped coral),
Exidia glandulosa (Beech Jelly Roll),
Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll),
Hemitrichia clavata (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Hypoxylon multiforme (),
Inocybe fastigiata (AKA Inocybe rimosa),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Kretzschmaria deusta (Carbon Cushion, Brittle Cinder),
Leucogloea compressa (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Mycena galericulata (Common Mycena; Rosy-gill Fairy-helmet),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panaeolus foenisecii (The Lawn Mowers Mushroom),
Peniophora albobadia (Giraffe spots),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus varius (),
Russula flavisiccans (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Tetrapyrgos nigripes (Black-footed Marasmus),
Thuemenella cubispora (),
Trametes pubescens (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylaria vasconica ()

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Parasola species
Infected Russula
Boletus species
Inocybe species

Species list from McConnells Mill State Park on 05/25/2019

Fifty plus people came out on a beautiful Saturday morning. We were joined by Ivy Kuberry an environmental technician with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources who kindly let us use some of her photos. Three groups split up and covered three different trails starting from the covered bridge and found almost 50 species. We were not expecting to find much in the way of Amanitas, Russulas and other larger gilled mushrooms but we generally find a lot of interesting species at McConnells Mill and this walk did not disappoint. There were cup mushrooms in abundance and we had fun blowing on Peziza phyllogena (Common Brown Cup) and seeing them release spores a split second later. There were a number of other cup fungi which the club identifiers had not seen before. Peziza michelii was a very pretty cup with a pale violet inner fertile surface and milky white lower surface. In the same area there was a light beige cup with a very stout stem and quite a distinctive look that our best ID would be Peziza waltersii. The third cup was identified as Peziza varia. One of the smaller finds of the day was Chromosera cyanophylla a small gilled mushroom that grows on Hemlock. It has a yellow-brown cap and pink/purple gills.

Species list entered by Jerry Sapp. Identifications by Garret Taylor, Richard Jacob and Jerry Sapp. Species list entered by Jerry Sapp.

List of species found on the walk at McConnells Mill State Park:
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Ceratiomyxa porioides (Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold ),
Cerioporus leptocephalus (Elegant Polypore),
Cerioporus varius (),
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak loving Collybia),
Collybia maculata (Spotted Collybia),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Flammulaster erinaceellus (Powder-scale Pholiota),
Fomes fomentarius (Tinder Polypore),
Fuligo septica (Scrambled-egg Slime; Dog Vomit Slime),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Ganoderma tsugae (Hemlock Varnish-shelf),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore),
Kretzschmaria deusta (Carbon Cushion, Brittle Cinder),
Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena acicula (),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Nolanea verna (),
Peziza phyllogena (Common Brown Cup),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus arcularius (Spring Polypore),
Polyporus craterellus (),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
Trichaptum abietinum (Conifer Polypore),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tricholomopsis rutilans (Plums-and-custard),
Xylaria longipes (),
Xylaria hypoxylon (),

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Chromosera cyanophylla,
Kueneromyces marginellus,
Peziza michelii,
Peziza varia,
Peziza waltersii,
Stropharia melanosperma,
Unnamed Crepidotus

Species list from 21 May 2019 monthly meeting on 05/21/2019

Once again the cultivation meeting was big hit! Instructions for the cultivation kits can be found below.

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

List of species found on the walk at 21 May 2019 monthly meeting:
Agaricus arvensis (Horse mushroom),
Amanita praecox (Early Spring Amanita),
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
Exidia crenata (Brown jelly roll),
Flammulina velutipes (Velvet foot; Enokitake),
Gerronema strombodes (The Golden-gilled Gerronema),
Gyromitra esculenta (),
Gyromitra korfii (Korf’s False Morel),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Peniophora rufa (),
Peziza repanda (),
Polyporus varius (),
Psathyrella candolleana (),
Psathyrella delineata (Wrinkled-cap Psathyrella),
Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata (Psilocybe Ovoid),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Stropharia rugosoannulata (Wine Cap Stropharia),
Stropharia rugosoannulata var alba (Wine Cap Stropharia),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylaria vasconica ()

Comments:
Exidia crenata = Exidia recisa

The Gyromitra esculenta, and the Peniophora rufa were brought from Wisconsin by Adam Haritan.
We saw the white variety of Stropharia rugosoannulata which we believe is a sterile form of the fungus. Thanks to Club Mycologist Jim Tunney for this id.

 

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Species list from Allegheny Land Trust Masters Class at Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens on 05/18/2019

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

List of species found on the walk at Allegheny Land Trust Masters Class at Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens:
Gymnopus dryophilus,
Coprinellus micaceus (Mica Cap),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Lacrymaria velutina (Weeping widow),
Mycena acicula (),
Panaeolus foenisecii (The Lawn Mowers Mushroom),
Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata (Psilocybe Ovoid),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Brown Otidea sp. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25337460
Robust little yellow capped mushroom https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25326534
Inocybe sp. https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25326717 (Poor photo, no underside — I was in a hurry.)

Comments:

Species list from Allegheny Land Trust Masters Class at Wingfield Pines on 05/18/2019

This was an ALT Masters Class, held at Wingfield Pines. Species list entered by La Monte H.P. Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Allegheny Land Trust Masters Class at Wingfield Pines:
Arcyria denudata (Pink Carnival Candy Slime),
Exidia glandulosa (Beech Jelly Roll),
Tremella mesenterica (),
Mycena galericulata (Common Mycena; Rosy-gill Fairy-helmet),
Peniophora albobadia (Giraffe spots),
Polyporus elegans (AKA Cerioporus leptocephalus but we still use Polyporus elegans Elegant Polypore),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Flavoparmelia caperata (Common Greenshield Lichen)

Comments:

Species list from Erie Bluffs State Park on 05/07/2019

Great turnout for the mushroom walk at Erie Bluffs State Park with an interesting selection of spring mushrooms found.
Species list entered by Garrett Taylor.

List of species found on the walk at Erie Bluffs State Park:
Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
Caloscypha fulgens (),
Coprinellus micaceus (Mica Cap),
Disciotis venosa (Veined Cup),
Exidia crenat (),a
Exidia nigricans (),
Flammulina velutipes (Velvet foot; Enokitake),
Fulvifomes robiniae (),
Galerina marginata (Deadly galerina),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Hypoxylon fragiforme (Red Cushion Fungi),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Kretzschmaria deusta (Carbon Cushion, Brittle Cinder),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Morchella angusticeps (Black Morel),
Morchella punctipes (Half-free Morel),
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Oxyporus populinus (Mossy Maple Polypore),
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Sarcoscypha austriaca (Scarlet cup),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Trametes betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Trametes sp.
Mycena sp.
Psathyrella sp.
Trichia sp.

Comments:
Two photos by Karl Gossman

Species list from Settler’s Cabin Park on 05/04/2019

Species list entered by Fluff Berger.

List of species found on the walk at Settler’s Cabin Park:
Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus),
Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Biscogniauxia marginata (),
Bovista pila (Tumbling Puffball),
Coprinellus micaceus (Mica Cap),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll),
Galerina marginata (Deadly galerina),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Gymnopus earleae (),
Gymnopus semihirtipes (),
Gyromitra korfii (Korf’s False Morel),
Hypoxylon multiforme (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Morchella diminutiva (Tulip Morel),
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Mycena acicula (),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Peziza phyllogena (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Trametes hirsuta (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Trichaptum subchartaceum (),
Urnula craterium (),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylaria vasconica ()

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Psathyrella sp.
Dacrymyces sp.
Scutellinia sp.
Dacrymyces stillatus
Exidia nigricans or Exidia glandulosa

 

Can I eat that? Also known as the edible mushroom year talk.

This talk has been presented at a club meeting and the 2019 mushroom education class by Richard Jacob. The plan was to make it into a page on the website but that hasn’t happened yet. Until it does here is the talk. There are speakers notes for some of the slides with information on how to find the different species. Click on the cog to open the notes. Please note that the talk shows pictures of various mushrooms but does not go into full details of how to identify most of them. You will still need to use your guide books and other resources in order to learn the distinguishing features for each mushroom. It is also important to be happy with the identity of the mushroom and take responsibility for any decision to eat them. Remember if in doubt throw it out.

Psychedelic Mushrooms: A New Age of Treatment?

Psychedelic Mushrooms: A New Age of Treatment?
Presented by Past-President Richard Jacob, Ph.D. at the March 2019 meeting.
Psychedelic mushrooms are becoming less controversial by the year.  The presentation covers the mushrooms and chemicals involved, their usage, effects, current research and future directions.  The presentation focuses on the medicinal aspects of psychedelic mushrooms, although some of the information will be of interest to recreational users. The talk also includes speakers notes, click on the cog wheel to see the options and open them.