Many of Mushroom Education Class attendees came down the hill in order to try their had at finding and identifying mushrooms. We had quite a wide variety of species but not that many specimens of any one species. Just a few days to early for lots of the larger “mushroom” species and chanterelles. However, a couple of the ones we did find were interesting. Hymenopellis incognita had previously be found by club member Cecily Franklin and identified by Michael Kuo. On this walk we found it again along with a close look alike Hymenopellis furfuracea. There are slight differences in the margin of the cap and whether the stem is stuffed H. incognita, or hollow, H. furfuracea but confirmation came down to microscopic analysis of the spores.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Identified by La Monte Yarroll, Blaine Sanner, Adam Heritan and Richard Jacob
along with a few other members.

List of species found on the walk at Afternoon walk at Salamander Park:

Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Arcyria cinerea (White Carnival Candy Slime),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Calocera cornea (),
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
Clavaria vermicularis (White Worm Coral Fungus),
Dacryopinax spathularia (Spathula Shapped Yellow Jelly),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Hapalopilus nidulans (Tender Nesting Polypore),
Hemitrichia calyculata (),
Hypocrea pallida (),
Hymenopellis furfuracea (),
Hymenopellis incognita (),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Hypoxylon fragiforme (Red Cushion Fungi),
Inocybe rimosa (Straw-colored Fiber-head),
Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Lentinellus ursinus (),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Maramiellus candidus (),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Mycena subcaerulea (Blue mycena),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Peniophora albobadia (Giraffe spots),
Peniophora cinerea (),
Perenniporia robiniophila (Locust polypore),
Polyporus radicatus (Rooting Polypore),
Polyporus varius (),
Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
Tremellodendron schweinitzii (Jellied False Coral),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xylaria longipes (),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Russla sp. x2
Lepiota sp