Species list from Bird Park on 06/30/2019

Species list entered by Jim Tunney.

List of species found on the walk at Bird Park:
Abortiporus biennis (),
Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Polypore),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Chrysomphalina chrysophylla (),
Clavulina cristata (Crested Coral Fungus),
Coprinellus radians (Orange Mat Inky),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Flammulaster erinaceellus (),
Gymnopus dichrous (),
Leocarpus fragilis (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Marasmius sullivantii (),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Psilocybe ovoideocystidiata (),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagon poured polypore),
Polyporus elegans (AKA Cerioporus leptocephalus but we still use Polyporus elegans Elegant Polypore),
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Steccherinum ochraceum (ochre spreading tooth),
Stemonitis splendens (Chocolate Tube Slime),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Xeromphalina tenuipes (),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Perenniporia fraxinophila

Amanita vaginata sect. Vaginatae
Little grey Mycena
Inocybe sp.
Inocybe sp. maybe rimosa
2 small Russula species
Perenial mostly crustlike Phellinus

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Species list from Dorothy Fornof Walk – Deer Lakes Park on 06/29/2019

About 25 people turned out for a walk at hidden gem, and disk golf course, Deer Lakes Park. This walk is held in June each year and is named in memory of Dorothy Fornof. Dorothy Fornof (1922 – 2006), a founding member of the WPMC, received the WPMC Special Service Award in 2003 for her dedication as a Club Mycologist, Mushroom Display Chairperson, her expertise in mushroom identification, and willingness to share that vast knowledge with all Club members. Dorothy led many mushroom walks at Deer Lakes Park and she impressed many as a woman with a profound knowledge of not only the fungi discovered on walks, but also the birds on sighting and by their songs, and practically every plant. She had a keen interest in all nature. When asked about how she could remember all the names and she said it took many years of hard work of learning and remembering. (A special thanks to Valerie Baker for her remembrance of Dorothy).

In late June the fungal diversity really picks up as there are still frequent rains as well as warmer days. Black trumpet season has been going for a couple of weeks and we normally find some of the the early season Chanterelles. This year was no exception with a wide range of species collected and identified. Of particular note were the 6 different chanterelle (Cantharellus and Craterellus) species found in the fairly small region of the park that we explored. There were tiny Cantharellus minor, beautiful Craterellus ignicolor which develop a small hole in the center of the cap and less brightly colored Cantharellus appalachiensis (Appalachian Chanterelle). We observed a lot of Galiella rufa (Hairy Rubber Cup) on the forest floor which should maybe be renamed peanut butter cups due to the beige color of the inner cup. There were also a lot of brood VIII cicada bodies around the trees and a few live ones. Some of the live ones were missing abdomens completely and some of the dead ones were covered in fungus, probably a Metarhizium sp. or a Beauveria sp., we are currently working on confirmation. Identification wrapped up promptly at 1pm as a thunderstorm rolled in and heavy rain started.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified by Jack Baker, Richard Jacob, Adam Haritan, John Stuart and La Monte Yarroll. A number of species were identified after the walk by Adam and Richard along with help from various iNaturalist members.

List of species found on the walk at Dorothy Fornof Walk – Deer Lakes Park:
Aleuria aurantia (Orange Peel Fungus),
Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
Amanita amerifulva (American Orange-Brown Ringless Amanita),
Amanita amerirubescens (Blusher),
Amanita brunnescens (Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita brunnescens var. pallida (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
Amanita citrina var citrina (),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita flavorubens (),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Aureoboletus roxanae (),
Boletus longicurvipes (),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Baorangia bicolor (),
Bulgaria inquinans (Black Jelly Drops),
Clavaria fumosa (),
Cantharellus appalachiensis (Appalachian Chanterelle),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Cantharellus tenuithrix (American Common Chanterelle; American Golden Chanterelle),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Cortinarius distans (),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Craterellus fallax (Black Trumpet),
Craterellus ignicolor (Flame-colored Chanterelle),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Fomitopsis spraguei (),
Fuligo septica (Scrambled-egg Slime; Dog Vomit Slime),
Galiella rufa (Hairy Rubber Cup),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gymnopus dichrous (),
Helvella macropus (),
Hydnellum scrobiculatum (),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (),
Hypomyces luteovirens (Yellow-green Russula Mold),
Hypoxylon fragiforme (Red Cushion Fungi),
Inocybe rimosa (Straw-colored Fiber-head),
Inocybe tahquamenonensis (),
Laccaria laccata (),
Lactarius lignyotus (),
Lactarius oculatus (),
Lactarius quietus var incanus (),
Lactifluus volemus (Fishy Milkcap),
Leccinum albellum (),
Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Marasmius opacus (),
Marasmius sullivantii (),
Massospora cicadina (Flying salt shaker of death),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Otidea onotica (Donkey ear),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Psathyrella delineata (),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (Gilled Bolete),
Pleurotus dryinus (),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Polyporus varius (),
Porphyrellus sordidus (),
Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
Russula aeruginea (),
Russula grata (Almond scented Russula),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula variata (),
Russula vinacea (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Sebacina schweinitzii (Jellied False Coral),
Stereum complicatum (),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Suillus granulatus (),
Tolypocladium ophioglossoides (Goldenthread cordyceps),
Tremella foliacea (Jelly Leaf),
Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tubifera ferruginosa (Raspberry slime mold),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xanthoconium purpureum (),
Xeromphalina kauffmanii (),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xylaria cubensis (),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Elaphomyces verruculosus (Deer truffle, False truffle) new name for Elaphomyces granulatus,
Lamproderma nigrescens (Shiny Lollypop) a new slime mold find for the club,
Phaeotremella frondosa (Jelly Leaf) new name for Tremella foliacea,

We also found Hormomyces aurantiacus the anamorph stage, the asexual reproductive stage, of Tremella mesenterica. This was reported as Tremella mesenterica in the list.

Pictures by Richard Jacob:

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.)

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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)

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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