Species list from Ohiopyle State Park on 07/21/2018

More than 15 enthusiastic folks hiked all the way from the river up to the lookout on Baughman Trail. A few brave ones had fun tasting a few spicy Lactarius species. I was very excited to hold a couple Pseudoboletus parasiticus and a unique cordycep called Tolypocladium ophioglossoides. A beautiful view and a small northern ring-necked snake put a cherry on top of this already incredible day.

Species identified and list entered by Jared White.

List of species found on the walk at Ohiopyle State Park:
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
Amanita fulva (AKA Amanita amerifulva),
Amanita parcivolvata (False Caesars Mushroom),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Calostoma cinnabarina (Stalked Puffball in Aspic),
Cordyceps ophioglossoides (AKA Tolypocladium ophioglossoides),
Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Blue-green Stain),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Ganoderma lucidum (Ling Chi),
Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
Hapalopilus croceus (),
Hapalopilus nidulans (Tender Nesting Polypore),
Hydnum repandum (Sweet Tooth Hedgehog Fungus),
Hygrocybe conica (Witch’s Hat),
Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
Lactarius gerardii (),
Lactarius hygrophoroides (Hygrophorus Milky),
Lactarius peckii (),
Lactarius psammicola (),
Lanmaoa pseudosensibilis (),
Leccinum albellum (),
Leccinum longicurvipes (),
Leccinum vulpinum (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
Polyporus varius (),
Pseudoboletus parasiticus (Parasitic Bolete),
Ramaria stricta (),
Russula emetica (Emetic Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremellodendron schweinitzii (Jellied False Coral),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xerocomus hortonii (),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Tylopilus variobrunneus
Hygrocybe cuspidata
Gliophorus irrigatus (AKA Hygrocybe irrigata)
Clavulinopsis miniata
Clavulinopsis sulcata

Species list from 2018 July 17 Monthly Meeting on 07/17/2018

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at 2018 July 17 Monthly Meeting:
Amanita cokeri (Coker’s Amanita),
Amanita parcivolvata (False Caesars Mushroom),
Asterophora lycoperdoides (),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Boletus pallidoroseus (Bouillon Bolete),
Boletus pseudosensibilis (AKA Lanmaoa pseudosensibilis),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Ganoderma lobatum (),
Gymnopus semihirtipes (),
Gymnosporangium globosum (),
Hydnellum spongiosipes (),
Hymenopellis furfuracea (),
Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
Lactarius corrugis (Corrugated-cap Milky),
Lactarius volemus (Voluminous-latex Milky),
Leccinium rugosiceps ()
Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-lantern),
Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s pollypore or velvet-top fungus),
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (Gilled Bolete),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Retiboletus griseus (Gray Bolete),
Russula laurocerasi (Almond Scented Russula),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Strobilomyces confusus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Trametes elegans (),
Tremellodendron pallidum (AKA Tremellodendron schweinitzii),
Tricholomopsis platyphylla (AKA Megacollybia rodmani),
Tylopilus alboater (Black Velvet Bolete)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Inocybe lanuginosa

Species list from North Park Bastille Day walk on 07/14/2018

A nice sunny day for the French celebration of Bastille Day. Little did we know the French would be making a weekend of it by winning the soccer World Cup on Sunday . About 30 members walked in a couple of locations at North Park. The forest had dried out so not many Chanterelles were found and few if any that were good enough for collecting. However, a wide range of other species were found but none in great numbers.  Scott Pavelle taught people how to identify all the different boletes that were brought in. Richard Jacob found a perfect fresh White-Pored Chicken of the Woods and a couple of people found oyster mushrooms.

Species list entered by John Stuart. Identifiers John Stuart, Dick Dougall, Scott Pavelle, Adam Haritan and Richard Jacob

List of species found on the walk at North Park Bastille Day walk:
 Amanita amerirubescens (Blusher),
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
Amanita brunnescens (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita citrina var citrina (),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita parcivolvata (False Caesars Mushroom),
Amanita rhacopus (Shaggy Sister Ringless Amanita),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Boletus pallidoroseus (Bouillon Bolete),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Boletus vermiculosoides (),
Cantharellus cibarius (Common Chanterelle; Golden Chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet),
Crepidotus mollis (),
Exsudoporus frostii (Frost’s Bolete; Candy Apple Bolete),
Gymnopus androsaceus (Horsehair Parachute mushroom),
Hapalopilus nidulans (Tender Nesting Polypore),
Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
Lactarius corrugis (Corrugated-cap Milky),
Laetiporus cincinnatus (White-Pored Chicken of the Woods ),
Lanmaoa pseudosensibilis (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Mycetinis opacus (),
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-lantern),
Physarum polycephalum (Many-headed slime mold),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Polyporus arcularius (Spring Polypore),
Retiboletus griseus (Gray Bolete),
Russula laurocerasi (Almond Scented Russula),
Russula variata (Variegated Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stemonitis splendens (Chocolate Tube Slime),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Strobilomyces confusus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Thelephora terrestris (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tylopilus alboater (Black Velvet Bolete),
Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceous (Violet Brown Bolete),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xylaria hypoxylon (Carbon Antlers),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Russula sp.
Tylopilus sp.

Species list from Ryerson Station State Park on 07/07/2018

It was a beautiful day for mushrooms deep in Greene county at Ryerson Station. 16 people attended and, thanks to help from La Monte, we were able to ID over 40 species. Many took home a few chanterelles. The highlight was a small specimen of the fragrant Gloioxanthomyces nitidus (previously know as Hygrophorus vitellinus) finding it’s way to the table. Thanks to all that attended!

Species list entered by Jared White.

List of species found on the walk at Ryerson Station State Park:
Amanita amerifulva (American Orange-Brown Ringless Amanita),
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel),
Amanita rubescens (Blusher),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Cyathus striatus (Splash Cups),
Ductifera pululahuana (White jelly fungus),
Exsudoporus frostii (Frosts bolete),
Fuligo septica (Dog vomit slime mold),
Galiella rufa (Hairy Rubber Cup),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gymnopus dryophilus (),
Inocybe rimosa (),
Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
Lactarius hygrophoroides (Hygrophorus Milky),
Trametes elegans (),
Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Phylloporus leucomycelinus (Gilled Bolete),
Polyporus elegans (Elegant Polypore),
Retiboletus ornatipes (),
Scleroderma cepa (),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum hirsutum (Hairy Parchment),
Tapinella atrotomentosa (Velvet-footed Pax),
Thelephora vialis (),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremella foliacea (Jelly Leaf),
Sebacina schweinitzii (Jellied False Coral),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tricholoma stiparophyllum (),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Gloioxanthomyces nitidus (),

July-August newsletter published.

The July to August newsletter has been published electronically and sent out via post. This edition includes Lincoff foray overview, a children’s mushroom book review and beginners corner along with information about upcoming events and more. You can access a pdf copy or look at the archives.

Species list from McConells Mill on 06/23/2018

A group of 17 enjoyed a walk on the Kildoo trail, starting at the covered bridge of McConnells Mill. Rain threatened, but held off just long enough to ID a diverse selection of fungi.

Species list entered by Jerry Sapp.

List of species found on the walk at McConells Mill:
Amanita amerifulva (American Orange-Brown Ringless Amanita),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita frostiana (Frost’s Amanita),
Amanita rubescens (Blusher),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Bondarzewia berkeleyi (Berkeley’s Polypore),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Clavaria vermicularis (White Worm Coral Fungus),
Clavaria zollingeri (violet coral),
Conocybe lactea (White Dunce Cap),
Conocybe tenera (Brown Dunce Cap),
Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet),
Dacrymyces chrysospermus (),
Dacryopinax spathularia (Spathula Shapped Yellow Jelly),
Ductifera pululahuana (White jelly fungus),
Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll),
Fomes fomentarius (Tinder Polypore),
Galiella rufa (Hairy Rubber Cup),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Ganoderma tsugae (Hemlock Varnish-shelf),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Gymnopus semihirtipes (),
Hericium coralloides (Bear’s Head Tooth),
Hygrophorus cantharellus (),
Hygrophorus marginatus (Orange-gilled Waxy-cap),
Hypocrea chromosperma (),
Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
Laccaria bicolor (),
Lactarius deceptivus (),
Lactarius gerardii (),
Lactarius hygrophoroides (Hygrophorus Milky),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Marasmius siccus (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena subcaerulea (Blue mycena),
Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-lantern),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pluteus admirabilis (),
Polyporus varius (),
Psathyrella candolleana (),
Ramaria stricta (),
Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
Russula dissimulans (Blushing russula ),
Russula foetens (),
Russula granulata (),
Russula krombholzii (Blackish-red Russula),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Xylaria longipes ()

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Amanita Russuloides/ sp-s01
Cortinarius sp.

Species list from Camp Guyasuta on 06/16/2018

About 20 people joined walk leader and club treasurer Barbara DeRiso for a walk at Camp Guyasuta. We started finding slime molds on wood next to the car park before the walk even began. Due to the damp environment of the ravine there were quite a lot of slime mold species. We also found a couple of larger polypores found but it was still too early (or cool in the ravine) for many of the mycorrhizal species that are found with oaks.

One interesting crust species we found was Phanerochaete chrysorhiza. Looking at the species lists from past walks there have only been two reports from 2016 so it is nice to find it again at a different location.

Species list entered by Barbara DeRiso. Species identified by Barbara DeRiso, Adam Haritan, Richard Jacob, John Plishke III and La Monte Yarroll

List of species found on the walk at Camp Guyasuta:
Arcyria denudata (Pink Carnival Candy Slime),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Coprinellus micaceus (Mica Cap),
Crepidotus crocophyllus (),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Ductifera pululahuana (),
Fuligo septica (Scrambled-egg Slime; Dog Vomit Slime),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gerronema strombodes (The Golden-gilled Gerronema),
Hemitrichia clavata (),
Kretzschmaria deusta (Carbon cushion),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Meripilus sumstinei (Black-staining Polypore),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagon poured polypore),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phanerochaete chrysorhiza (),
Parasola plicatilis (Japanese Umbrella Inky),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Polyporus elegans (Elegant Polypore),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Polyporus varius (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Simocybe centunculus (Dingy Twiglet),
Stemonitis splendens (Chocolate Tube Slime),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum hirsutum (Hairy Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes elegans (),
Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry slime mold),
Xylaria cubensis (),
Xylaria hypoxylon (Carbon Antlers)

Pictures by Richard Jacob:

Species list from June Monthly Meeting on 06/19/2018

We had three Club Mycologists and four or five Club Identifiers working the table at the meeting, so we have lots of new names. There were enough distinctively scented fungi that I put together a small “smell sampler” of four different species, two of which are normally separated on smell, Russula laurocerasi and Russula foetens.

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll. Species identified by club identifiers and mycologists.

List of species brought into the June Monthly Meeting:

Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita flavorubescens (Yellow Blusher),
Amanita rhacopus (Shaggy Sister Ringless Amanita),
Amanita rubescens (Blusher),
Austroboletus gracilis (Graceful Bolete),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet),
Flammulina velutipes (Velvet foot; Enokitake),
Fomes fomentarius (Tinder Polypore),
Ganoderma lucidum (Ling Chi),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Laccaria ochropurpurea (Purple-gilled Laccaria),
Lactarius camphoratus (Aromatic Milky),
Lactarius hygrophoroides (Hygrophorus Milky),
Lactarius subvernalis var. cokeri (),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Leccinum albellum (),
Leucoagaricus americanus (Reddening Lepiota),
Pleurotus dryinus (),
Polyporus elegans (),
Polyporus craterellus (),
Russula claroflava (),
Russula foetens (),
Russula laurocerasi (Almond Scented Russula),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula vinacea (),
Sarcoscypha occidentalis (Stalked Scarlet Cup),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia erinaceus (Orange Eyelash Cup),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Strobilomyces floccopus (AKA Strobilomyces strobilaceus),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Xanthoconium affine (Spotted Bolete),
Xylaria hypoxylon (Carbon Antlers),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Amanita albocreata (),
Amanita velatipes (),
Ramularia rubella (Dock leaf rust),
Pluteus pellitus ()
Cercospora moricola (Mulberry leaf spot),
Panus neostrigosus (),
Hortiboletus sp.
Mitrula elegans or possibly M. lunulatospora – We’re waiting on the microscopy.

Comments:
Polyporus elegans is now know as Cerioporus leptocephalus although this name is not in use on iNaturalist

Species list from Salamander Park with the Allegheny Land Trust on 06/09/2018

After and all-day class Judith Mackenroth and La Monte Yarroll took our fourteen ALT Naturalists into the woods at Salamander Park. One of the Naturalists knows the park well and gave us a bit of its history as a quarry and later a habitat for Spring Salamanders. Rain fell beforehand to conditions were muddy, but spirits were high. We had a very lively identification session with lots of questions and heavy use of reference books.

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

List of species found on the walk at Salamandar Park with the Allegheny Land Trust:
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Calocera viscosa (Yellow Tuning Fork),
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
Coprinus atramentarius (Alcohol inky),
Ductifera pululahuana (White jelly fungus),
Exidia glandulosa (Beech Jelly Roll),
Hemitrichia clavata (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Pachyella clypeata (),
Panaeolus foenisecii (The Lawn Mowers Mushroom),
Parasola plicatilis (Japanese Umbrella Inky),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Polyporus varius (),
Poronidulus conchifer (),
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes hirsuta (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Pictures by La Monte Yarroll and Cecily Franklin.

Species list from Phipps BioBlitz on 06/10/2018

WPMC attend the third BioBlitz held by Phipps Conservatory in Schenley Park. There was some early rain but the weather did not follow some of the forecasting and the really heavy rain stayed away until after the event. We held two walks in the afternoon attended by about 25 people total. We took the first group down to Panther Hollow finding a variety of species including many of the smaller specimens like the  slime molds and small ascomycetes Eyelash Cup mushrooms.  The second walk was around mature oaks surrounded by grass in the park opposite Phipps where we found the larger mycorrhizal species. There were a number of species that had not been previously identified by the club before. Many of the mycorrhizal species seem to be about 3 weeks ahead of an average season. I have only seen the Amanita minutula (nom provisional) at Harrison Hills park so it was great to find it at a different location. We had had enough time during the day to ID a red capped Russula that falls to bits when you pick it up, Russula tenuiceps, this was new to us but probably grows everywhere. We also identified Inocybe unicolor which was formally known as Inocybe caesariata but that’s the European name.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified by Richard Jacob, Jim Wasik and LaMonte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Phipps BioBlitz:
Amanita amerirubescens (),
Amanita cokeri (Coker’s Amanita),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita minutula (),
Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Polypore),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Cyathus striatus (Splash Cups),
Datronia mollis (),
Exidia recisa (Brown jelly roll),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
Inocybe rimosa (Straw-colored Fiber-head),
Lactarius quietus var. incanus (),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Leucogloea compressa (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Marasmius pulcherripes (),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Panaeolus foenisecii (The Lawn Mowers Mushroom),
Panus conchatus (),
Phellinus robiniae (),
Pleurocybella porrigens (Angel-wing Mushroom),
Polyporus elegans (Elegant Polypore),
Psathyrella candolleana (),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula vinacea (),
Ruzenia spermoides (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Tylopilus ferrugineus (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Inocybe unicolor (),
Xylaria vasconica (),
Russula tenuiceps (),
Small white Coprinus at base of plant.
Small red Russula sp,
Yellowish Russula sp,

Pictures by Richard Jacob