Species list from 20 August 2019 monthly meeting on 08/20/2019

Species from Augusts monthly meeting. Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at 20 August 2019 monthly meeting:
Albatrellus cristatus (Crested Polypore),
Amanita brunnescens (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Armillaria tabescens (Ringless Honey Mushroom),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Bondarzewia berkeleyi (Berkeley’s Polypore),
Cerioporus leptocephalus (Elegant Polypore),
Climacocystis borealis (),
Cordyceps militaris (Trooping Cordyceps),
Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
Hymenoscyphus fructigenus (),
Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
Lactarius gerardii (),
Leucoagaricus americanus (Reddening Lepiota),
Megacollybia rodmanii (Platterful Mushroom),
Pholiota squarrosoides (),
Pseudoboletus parasiticus (Parasitic Bolete),
Punctularia strigoso-zonata (),
Russula brevipes (),
Sarcodontia setosa (),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry slime mold)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Entoloma strictius var. isabellinum
Inocybe fastigiata var. microsperma (Slightly bulbous stipe and spermatic smell)
Trametes cf. gibbosa
Crepidotus (Dingy-white and scaly–not one of the usual suspects)
Trametes sp.
Phellinus sp. (Dark brown interior, not P. robiniae)

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Species list from McConnells Mill on 08/18/2019

A small group of six combed the sides of the Kildoo trail, and while overall numbers of mushrooms were low, diversity was great with 50+ species. The highlight of the day was finding multiple Cordyceps militaris, a first encounter for all involved. Species List entered by Jerry Sapp, ID’s by Jerry Sapp with assists from Garret Taylor And La Monte Yarroll

Species list entered by Jerry Sapp.

List of species found on the walk at McConnel’s Mill:
Amanita amerifulva (American Orange-Brown Ringless Amanita),
Amanita amerirubescens (Blusher),
Amanita brunnescens (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita rhacopus (Shaggy Sister Ringless Amanita),
Apiosporina morbosa (Black Knot of Cherry),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Bondarzewia berkeleyi (Berkeley’s Polypore),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Clavulina cristata (Crested Coral Fungus),
Climacocystis borealis (),
Clitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
Coltricia cinnamomea (),
Conocybe lactea (White Dunce Cap),
Cordyceps militaris (Trooping Cordyceps),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet),
Dacrymyces chrysospermus (),
Entoloma strictius (),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Ganoderma sessile (),
Hymenoscyphus fructigenus (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
Infundibulicybe gibba (),
Inocybe rimosa (),
Ischnoderma resinosum (Resinous Polypore),
Lactarius deceptivus (),
Lactarius gerardii (),
Lactarius hygrophoroides (Hygrophorus Milky),
Lactarius volemus (),
Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
Metatrichia vesparium (),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (Gilled Bolete),
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Psathyrella candolleana (),
Pseudoboletus parasiticus (),
Ramaria stricta (),
Russula brevipes (),
Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
Russula dissimulans (Blushing russula ),
Russula granulata (),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Various Red Russulas

Pictures by Jerry Sapp

Species list from Dead Man’s Hollow with ALT on 08/17/2019

22 enthusiastic people braved the somewhat confusing trails at Dead Man’s Hollow on Saturday morning. After some shortcuts and loops we all made it out safely with many mushrooms to identify. 30 species were ID’d by Jared White, best find of the day was a single Isaria tenuipes, good eyes on that one! We also found Xylaria polymorpha, the “Dead Man’s Fingers” of Dead Man’s hollow.

Species list entered by Jared White.

List of species found on the walk at Dead Man’s Hollow with ALT:
Abortiporus biennis (),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Isaria tenuipes (),
Laccaria amethystina (Amethyst Tallow-gill or Amethyst Deceiver),
Lactarius quietus var incanus (),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lentinellus ursinus (Bear Lentinus),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Sarcomyxa serotina (),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Russula cyanoxantha (),
Russula foetens (),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula parvovirescens (Blue-green Cracking Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Pictures by Erin Nihiser and Catherine Zagare

Species list from Mystery walk in North Park on 08/10/2019

Typically several Russulas, including a huge foetid “stinker” went unidentified. A couple Amanitas also went unidentified.

Species list entered by Robert Bosiljevac.

List of species found on the walk at Mystery walk in North Park:
Amanita brunnescens (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita parcivolvata (False Caesars Mushroom),
Aureoboletus auriporus (),
Baorangia bicolor (),
Exsudoporus frostii (),
Boletus innixus (AKA Aureoboletus innixus),
Boletus pallidoroseus (Bouillon Bolete),
Boletus vermiculosoides (),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Hydnellum spongiosipes (),
Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
Lactarius piperatus (),
Lactifluus volemus (Fishy Milkcap),
Leccinum longicurvipes (),
Meripilus sumstinei (Black-staining Polypore),
Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceous (Violet Brown Bolete),
Tylopilus rubrobrunneus (Reddish-Brown Bitter Bolete),
Xanthoconium affine (Spotted Bolete)

Species list from Blue Knob State Park on 07/27/2019

Not one, not Two, but THREE mushroom events were held at Blue Knob State Park (Bedford County). WPMC Mycologist John Plischke lead a walk on Chappells Field Trail before returning to the Buck Hill Amphitheater and identifying the mushrooms. The group then inoculated logs with mushroom spawn. Once the sun set John presented a mushroom slide show. For more see the pictures Kim Plischke has posted to our Facebook page.

Species list entered by John Plischke.

List of species found on the walk at Blue Knob State Park:
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Aureoboletus innixus (),
Baorangia bicolor (),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Cantharellus tubaeformis (),
Clavulinopsis fusiformis (Spindle Shaped Yellow Coral),
Clitopilus prunulus (Sweetbread Mushroom),
Gymnopus dryophilus (),
Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Hygrophorus coccineus (Scarlet Waxy-cap),
Hygrophorus marginatus (Orange-gilled Waxy-cap),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
Lactarius corrugis (Corrugated-cap Milky),
Lactarius deceptivus (),
Lactarius hygrophoroides (Hygrophorus Milky),
Lactarius volemus (),
Laetiporus huroniensis (Chicken of the Woods on conifer),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (Gilled Bolete),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Trichoglossum hirsutum (Velvety Earth-tongue),
Xylaria longipes ()

Species list from Audubon Greenway with Allegheny Land Trust (ALT) on 07/20/2019

Neither threat of storm nor sweltering heat would hinder our hikers! Expecting to find chanterelles under the mature oaks, we were surprised (and disappointed) to find none at all. A few tiny species of Marasmioid fungi were admired by all, and larger fungi were beat up by slugs, heat and rain. One dried and partly decayed specimen was discovered to be a food cache of nuts for a chipmunk or squirrel!

Species list entered by Fluff Berger.

List of species found on the walk at Audubon Greenway with Allegheny Land Trust (ALT):

Amanita flavorubescens (),
Amanita amerirubescens (),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Biscogniauxia atropunctata (Hypoxylon canker),
Baorangia bicolor (),
Bovista pila (Tumbling Puffball),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Diatrype stigma (),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Lactarius quietus var incanus (),
Tetrapyrgos nigripes (),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Marasmius sullivantii (),
Megacollybia rodmanii (Platterful Mushroom),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Parasola plicatilis (Japanese Umbrella Inky),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Boletus subluridellus
Phellinus sp.
Russula sp. (pink cap)
Lactarius sp. (2 cm white cap and stem, margin inrolled, thin, close gills, white latex, slightly tannic to taste, context bruising pink)
Agaricus species (2 cm cap, slightly darkened in center, no smell, thin 5cm. stem, no ring, basal bulb, chocolate brown gills)
Amanita species (1.5 cm off white cap, off white patches, radial lines at edge, no ring, thin white stem, white gills (picked w/out regard for base)

Species list from Chanterelles at North Park on 07/06/2019

Species list entered by Jack Baker.

List of species found on the walk at Chanterelles at North Park:
Amanita amerifulva (American Orange-Brown Ringless Amanita),
Amanita brunnescens (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita citrina f. lavendula (),
Amanita flavorubescens (Yellow Blusher),
Amanita frostiana (Frost’s Amanita),
Amanita submaculata (),
Amanita vaginata var. alba (),
Amanita volvata (Volvate Amanita),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Boletus pallidus (Pallid Bolete),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Boletus variipes (),
Cantharellus appalachiensis (Appalachian Chanterelle),
Cantharellus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar-red Chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Cantharellus tenuithrix (American Common Chanterelle; American Golden Chanterelle),
Clavaria cristata var. laciniata (),
Cortinarius distans (),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet),
Entoloma strictius (),
Exsudoporus frostii (Frost’s Bolete; Candy Apple Bolete),
Gymnopus dichrous (),
Helvella macropus (),
Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
Inocybe fastigiella (),
Inocybe tahquamenonensis (),
Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
Lactarius allardii (),
Lactarius chrysorheus (),
Lactarius gerardii var. gerardii (),
Lactarius oculatus (),
Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
Marasmius opacus (),
Meripilus sumstinei (Black-staining Polypore),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Otidea leporina (),
Phellinus robiniae (Cracked cap polypore, Locust polypore),
Phlebia incarnata (),
Pleurotus dryinus (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pluteus petasatus (),
Polyporus varius (),
Pseudoboletus parasiticus (Parasitic Bolete),
Russula crustosa (Green Quilt Russula),
Russula fragrantissima (),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula xerampelina (Shellfish scented russla, Shrimp russulas, Crab Brittlegill),
Sebacina schweinitzii (Jellied False Coral),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Strobilomyces confusus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tylopilus alboater (Black Velvet Bolete),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceous (Violet Brown Bolete),
Tylopilus variobrunneus (Brown-net Bolete),
Tylopilus violatinctus (Pale Violet Bitter Bolete),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xerula radicata ()

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Amanita aestivalis (white American star-footed Amanita)
Russula simulans

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Species list from Sycamore Island with Allegheny Land Trust summer survey on 07/13/2019

This was the first summer survey of Sycamore Island. Previously we’ve done only Spring and Fall.
We had about 25 hunters for this island jaunt. Allegheny Cleanways provided the Rachel Carson boat to ferry us out to the island.
This adds a new location for Thuemenella cubispora! I was somewhat surprised by the lack of chanterelles.

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

List of species found on the walk at Sycamore Island with Allegheny Land Trust summer survey:
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Boletus bicolor (AKA Baorangia bicolor),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
Hebeloma crustuliniforme (Poison Pie),
Hemitrichia clavata (),
Hypocrea gelatinosa (),
Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
Lentinus ursinus (),
Loweomyces fractipes (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Phellinus robiniae (Cracked cap polypore, Locust polypore),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus elegans (AKA Cerioporus leptocephalus but we still use Polyporus elegans Elegant Polypore),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stemonitis fusca (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum subtomentosum (Yellow-staining Stereum),
Thuemenella cubispora (),
Trametes elegans (),
Trametes pubescens ()

Pictures by Barbora Batokova

Species list from Hike with a Naturalist: Fantastic Fungi on 07/14/2019

About 20 people attended a beautiful late-morning Sunday hike in Frick Park with Stephen Bucklin and Jim Tunney. We searched the Oak/Beech/Maple/Hickory forest covering the hills to the east of the Frick Environmental Center and discovered numerous saprophytic and ectomycorrhizal species of fungi, as well as a few slime molds. One notable find was Thuemenella cubispora, a rare ascomycete fungus, growing on a downed hardwood tree. There were also many Xanthoconium purpureum mushrooms, and several specimens of the contorted form were collected.

Species list entered by Stephen Bucklin.

List of species found on the walk at Hike with a Naturalist: Fantastic Fungi:
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Ductifera pululahuana (White jelly fungus),
Gymnopus dichrous (),
Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Radulodon copelandii (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Thuemenella cubispora (),
Trametes hirsuta (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry slime mold),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Tyromyces fragilis (),
Xanthoconium purpureum (),
Xylaria hypoxylon (Carbon Antlers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
2 Amanita spp (unidentified, one sect Vaginatae, one section Amidella)
2 Russula spp (unidentified)
2 Lactarius spp (unidentified)
1 Inocybe sp (unidentified)
1 Pluteus sp (unidentified)

Species list from 16 July 2019 monthly meeting on 07/16/2019

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.

List of species brought into the 16 July 2019 monthly meeting:
Amanita amerirubescens (Blusher),
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita pseudovolvata (),
Amanita vaginata var. alba (),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Boletus bicolor (AKA Baorangia bicolor),
Cantharellus confluens (),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Fistulina hepatica (Beefsteak Polypore),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Fuligo septica (Scrambled-egg Slime; Dog Vomit Slime),
Ganoderma curtisii (),
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
Gerronema strombodes (The Golden-gilled Gerronema),
Hebeloma crustuliniforme (Poison Pie),
Hydnum umbilicatum (The sweet tooth mushroom),
Hypocrea gelatinosa (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
Hypomyces luteovirens (Yellow-green Russula Mold),
Inocybe albodisca (),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Lactarius hygrophoroides (Hygrophorus Milky),
Leccinum albellum (),
Lentinellus ursinus (Bear Lentinus),
Loweomyces fractipes (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Neoboletus pseudosulphureus (),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Phellinus robiniae (Cracked cap polypore, Locust polypore),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus elegans (AKA Cerioporus leptocephalus but we still use Polyporus elegans Elegant Polypore),
Russula silvicola (Dry Woods Russula),
Russula virescens (Green Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stemonitis fusca (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum subtomentosum (Yellow-staining Stereum),
Thuemenella cubispora (),
Trametes elegans (),
Trametes pubescens (),
Xanthoconium purpureum (),
Xerocomus subtomentosus (Yellow-Cracked Bolete)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Amanita sp. sect lepidella
Amanita sp. sect amidella
Lanmaoa sp.
Scleroderma sp.
Hypomyces sp.
multiple Inocybe sp.
Hortiboletus sp.

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