The main goal of this walk was to observe lichen. Walk leader and club president Stephen Bucklin entered this list, adding 7 lichen to the clubs life list. Also of interest was a fungal parasite of lichen Illosporiopsis christiansenii a pretty pink growth on Lichen and rarely identified in this region. Another new to the club species was a smut growing on spring ephemeral Trout Lily, Urocystic erythronii. Just observations on iNaturalist, 3 of which were made by club members in the western PA region.

Species list entered by Stephen Bucklin.

[icon style=”camera”] Apiosporina morbosa (Black Knot of Cherry),
[icon style=”camera”] Biscogniauxia atropunctata (Hypoxylon canker),
[icon style=”camera”] Bjerkandera adusta (Smoky Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Diatrype stigma (Common Tarcrust Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma sessile (),
[icon style=”camera”] Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum lobatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Poronidulus conchifer (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment),

[icon style=”camera”] Candelaria concolor (Candleflame Lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Candelariella efflorescens (Powdery Goldspeck),
[icon style=”camera”] Flavoparmelia caperata (Common greenshield lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Fulvifomes robiniae (), (Cracked Cap Polypore, new name for Phellinus robiniae),
[icon style=”camera”] Fuscoporia gilva (Mustard Yellow polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Lentinus brumalis (Winter Polypore, new name for Polyporus brumalis)
[icon style=”camera”] Lepraria finkii (),( Fluffy Dust Lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Melanelixia subaurifera (Abraded Camouflage Lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Myelochroa aurulenta (Powdery Axil-bristle Lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Parmelia sulcata (Shield lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Parmotrema hypotropum (Powdered ruffle lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Phaeophyscia rubropulchra (Orange-cored Shadow Lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Physcia adscendens (Hooded Rosette Lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Physcia millegrana (Rosette lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Physcia stellaris (Star Rosette Lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Pseudoinonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket)
[icon style=”camera”] Punctelia rudecta (Rough speckled shield lichen),
[icon style=”camera”] Xanthocarpia feracissima (Sidewalk firedot),
[icon style=”camera”] Xanthomendoza weberi (Bare-bottom Sunburst Lichen)

Species missing from list:
Illosporiopsis christiansenii (parasitic fungus on Physcia spp lichens)
Urocystic erythronii (Trout Lily smut)

Lichenized Fungi:
Cladonia ochrochlora (Common Powderhorn)
Crespoa crozalsiana (Reticulate Shield)
Lecanora strobilina (Mealy Rim Lichen)
Phaeophyscia pussiloides (Pom-Pom Shadow Lichen)
Physcia aipolia (Hoary Rosette Lichen)
Physciella chloantha (Powdery-margined Cryptic Shade Lichen)
Punctelia caseana (Moondust Speckled Shield)