On a warm summers day walk leader Barbara DeRiso split a large group of mushroom hunters into two groups for a walk round Hartwood acres. The recent rains that have come to the area a bit earlier than normal have resulted in a profusion of mushrooms both in abundance and variety. It was definitely the day of the boletes with 14 different species identified, many of them edible. We found a Boletinellus merulioides (Ash-tree Bolete) which I haven’t seen for a few years but are fruiting at the moment. Other edibles included chanterelles and chicken of the woods. New to the club was Stereum gausapatum (Bleeding Oak Crust), confirmation of the species name and images to follow. Another new name to the list is Amanita ameriverosa, an all white Amanita and a member of the death angle family of which Amanita bisporigera is the most famous member. The two species were separated during DNA studies and the Amanita ameriverosa name is provisional.  The mature size of Amanita ameriverosa is larger than Amanita bisporigera which is currently our main field identification characteristic. Like Amanita bisporigera, Amanita ameriverosa is known to contain amatoxins. There are 67 species listed here and at least another 5 or 6 unidentified at the end of the day so quite a haul.

Species list entered by Barbara DeRiso. Species identified by Dick Dougall, John Plischke III, Richard Jacob and others.

List of species found on the walk at Hartwood Acres:
Agaricus campestris (Meadow Mushroom / Field Mushroom),
Amanita ameriverosa (),
Amanita banningiana (The Yellow Caesar),
Amanita cokeri (Coker’s Amanita),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita fulva (Tawny Grisette),
Amanita rubescens (Blusher),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Aureoboletus innixus (Clustered Brown Bolete),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Boletinellus merulioides (Ash-tree Bolete),
Boletus pallidus (Pallid Bolete),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Boletus vermiculosoides (),
Bondarzewia berkeleyi (Berkeley’s Polypore),
Calocera viscosa (Yellow Tuning Fork),
Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
Chalciporus piperatus (Peppery bolete),
Ciboria peckiana (Common Wood Ciboria),
Clitocybe odora (Anise Scented Clitocybe),
Conocybe lactea (White Dunce Cap),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Crucibulum laeve (White-egg Bird’s-nest Fungus),
Dacryopinax spathularia (Spathula Shapped Yellow Jelly),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
Inonotus dryadeus (),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Lactarius piperatus (),
Lactarius quietus (),
Laetiporus cincinnatus (Chicken of the woods),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Leccinum albellum (),
Leccinum longicurvipes (),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
Marasmius siccus (),
Marasmius sullivantii (),
Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Phlebia incarnata (),
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus (Gilled Bolete),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Retiboletus griseus (Gray Bolete),
Russula mariae (Purple-bloom Russula),
Russula virescens (Green Russula),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum gausapatum (Bleeding Oak Crust),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
Tetrapyrgos nigripes (Black-footed Marasmus),
Thelephora terrestris (),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Tremellodendron schweinitzii (Jellied False Coral),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tylopilus atratus (False Black Velvet Bolete),
Tylopilus felleus (Bitter Bolete),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xerocomellus chrysenteron (Red-Cracked Bolete),
Xylaria hypoxylon (Carbon Antlers),
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Pictures by Dick Dougall and Richard Jacob.