After a late night using UV lights to find florescent mushrooms the second event of the Lincoff foray started on Friday morning at Shelter 2 in Cook Forest. This was the largest group we have had for a Cook Forest walk. The size of the group and perfect conditions for mushrooms combined to create a banner year for new to the club species. Walking through the valley near the shelter and the forest in general let to mushrooms at every turn. The species count at this point is approximately 120 named species of which 17 were new to the club species life list.

Some of the fun finds were Femsjonia peziziformis a small yellow jelly that lives on dead branches. With the white hairy sides to the blobs makes it a bit easier to distinguish from similar species by eye. Under the microscope it becomes even m ore interesting with a host of unusual features. Equally interesting was Clavicorona taxophila (Yew club). A reportedly rare species that had not been identified on the east coast according to modern records on Mushroom Observer and iNaturalist. This is the specimen that some of the clubs members were crossing the river and looking along the bank for. Guest mycologist Leon Shernoff helped the club by identifying a number of new to the club Russula and Cortinarius species. There were new to the club polypores too like Mensularia radiata (Adder bracket).

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified in part Stephen Bucklin, Beth Dinger, Josh Doty, Richard Jacob, Jared White, Judy Mackenroth, Scott Pavelle, John Plischke, Kim Plischke, Garrett Taylor, Cara Coulter, La Monte Yarroll plus guests Jacob Pulk, Tom McCoy, Leon Shernoff and Walt Sturgeon and many others. A great team effort by all.

Note that the ID’s for Chlorociboria aeruginascens, Pholiota squarrosoides, Scutellinia olivascens minutospora and Scutellinia vitreola were verified by microscopy.

List of species found on the walk at Cook Forest State Park:
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita abrupta (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita amerirubescens (Blusher),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita bisporigera (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita lavendula (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita muscaria var. guessowii (Fly Agaric),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita rhacopus (Shaggy Sister Ringless Amanita),
[icon style=”camera”] Ampulloclitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
[icon style=”camera”] Apioperdon pyriforme ( Pear-shaped Puffball ),
[icon style=”camera”] Austroboletus gracilis (Graceful Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Baeospora myosura (),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletopsis grisea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletus chippewaensis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletus subvelutipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletus variipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Butyriboletus brunneus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus tubaeformis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Blue-green Stain),
[icon style=”camera”] Chlorophyllum rhacodes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavulina coralloides (),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavulina cristata (Crested Coral Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Climacocystis borealis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Collybia tuberosa (Tuberous Collybia),
[icon style=”camera”] Cordyceps militaris (Trooping Cordyceps),
[icon style=”camera”] Cordyceps tenuipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cortinarius armillatus (Bracelet Cort / Red Banded Cort),
[icon style=”camera”] Cortinarius bolaris (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cortinarius evernius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cortinarius flexipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
[icon style=”camera”] Craterellus tubaeformis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cyathus striatus (Splash Cups),
[icon style=”camera”] Dacrymyces chrysospermus (Orange Jelly; Witches’ Butter),
[icon style=”camera”] Dacryopinax spathularia (Spathula Shapped Yellow Jelly),
[icon style=”camera”] Entoloma quadratum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Fomitopsis ochracea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Galerina tibiicystis (Sphagnum-bog Galerina),
[icon style=”camera”] Gloioxanthomyces nitidus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Gloeoporus dichrous (Bicolored Bracket),
[icon style=”camera”] Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
[icon style=”camera”] Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Harrya chromapes (Chrome-Footed Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Helminthosphaeria clavariarum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Helvella atra (),
[icon style=”camera”] Helvella crispa (White Saddle),
[icon style=”camera”] Hericium americanum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hericium coralloides (),
[icon style=”camera”] Holwaya mucida (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hydnellum scrobiculatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hydnellum zonatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hygrocybe miniata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hygrocybe cantharellus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hymenoscyphus epiphyllus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces aurantius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces cervinigenus (Helvella Hypomyces ),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces chrysospermus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces completus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Imleria badia (Bay Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Imleria pallida (),
[icon style=”camera”] Inocutis rheades (),
[icon style=”camera”] Laccaria amethystina (Amethyst Tallow-gill or Amethyst Deceiver),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius deterrimus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius chrysorrheus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius deceptivus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius griseus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius hygrophoroides (Hygrophorus Milky),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius lignyotus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius oculatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius subpurpureus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius subserifluus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactifluus gerardii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lanmaoa pseudosensibilis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Leccinum longicurvipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Leotia lubrica (Yellow Jelly Babies),
[icon style=”camera”] Leotia viscosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lepista nuda (Blewit),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Multiclavula mucida (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena pura (Lilac Mycena, Pink Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycetinis opacus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycetinis scorodonius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Phaeohelotium epiphyllum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s pollypore or velvet-top fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Phallus ravenelii (Ravenel’s stinkhorn),
[icon style=”camera”] Pholiota squarrosoides (),
[icon style=”camera”] Plicaturopsis crispa (Crimp gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Porodisculus pendulus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pseudoboletus parasiticus (Parasitic Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Pseudohydnum gelatinosum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Psilocybe caerulipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ramaria stricta (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ramariopsis kunzei (),
[icon style=”camera”] Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula aeruginea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula compacta (Firm Russula),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula dissimulans (),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula flavida (),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula fragrantissima (),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula peckii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula parvovirescens (Blue-green Cracking Russula),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula rubescens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma cepa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma citrinum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scutellinia olivascens minutospora (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scutellinia vitreola (),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum lobatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
[icon style=”camera”] Suillus americanus (American Slippery Jack; Chicken Fat Suillus),
[icon style=”camera”] Suillus granulatus (Dotted-stalk Suillus; Granulated Slippery Jack),
[icon style=”camera”] Suillus spraguei (Painted Suillus),
[icon style=”camera”] Tapinella atrotomentosa (Velvet-footed Pax),
[icon style=”camera”] Thelephora terrestris (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tolypocladium ophioglossoides (Goldenthread cordyceps),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum abietinum (Conifer Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Xanthoconium affine (Spotted Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Xeromphalina campanella (),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)
[icon style=”camera”] Xylodon paradoxus (),

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Amanita solaniolens
Callistosporium purpureomarginatum
Clavicorona taxophila
Clavulina castaneopes
Collybiopsis confluens
Cortinarius bolaris
Cortinarius marylandensis
Echinoderma asperum
Femsjonia peziziformis
Galerina hypnorum
Lactarius subsseemiflaus
Lepiota felina
Lycoperdon pulcherrimum
Marasmius cohaerens var. lachnophyllus
Mensularia radiata
Rhodocollybia maculata
Russula ornaticeps
Russula pseudolepida
Suillus clintonianus
Tricholoma subluteum

Other incomplete observations
Armillaria sp.
Cantharellus sp.
Cort sp.
Cortinarius Dermocybe group
Daedaleopsis sp.
Hebeloma sp.
Hortiboletus sp.
Hydnum sp.
Inocybe sp.
Lactarius sp.
Lactavius sp.
Lactiporus sp.
Parasole sp.
Physarum sp.
Pluteus sp.
Pouzarella sp.
Russula sp.
Stereum sp.
Trichia sp.
Trichaptum sp.
Xeromphalina sp.

Platismatia tuckermanii
Punctelia rudecta

Pictures by Cara Coulter, Richard Jacob and Dawn Wehman