A surprisingly large group made an appearance on this dreary rainy Sunday at Hillman.
Over 40 species were identified by club identifiers and mycologists. Most notably was quite possibly the largest Postia caesia ever seen by man, a handful of Pisolithus arhizus which is fairly uncommon in our region, a couple nifty Rhizopogon rubescens masquerading as puffballs, and a Pseudoboletus parasiticus parasitizing Scleroderma citrina while itself being parasitized by Hypomyces chrysospermus.
Thank you to everyone who came out and especially the club members helping me tremendously at the ID tables.

Species list entered by Jared White. Species identified by Jared White, Barbora Batokova, Cara Coulter, Richard Jacob, John Plischke, Kim Plischke, Jim Tunney, Julie Travaglini and others.

List of species found on the walk at Hillman State Park:
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita amerifulva (American Orange-Brown Ringless Amanita),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita amerirubescens (Blusher),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita brunnescens (Cream Colored Cleft-foot Amanita),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita lavendula (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
[icon style=”camera”] Ampulloclitocybe clavipes (Fat-footed Clitocybe),
[icon style=”camera”] Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavulina coralloides (),
[icon style=”camera”] Collybia maculata (Spotted Collybia),
[icon style=”camera”] Cortinarius violaceus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Entoloma abortivum (Aborted Entoloma),
[icon style=”camera”] Geastrum triplex (Collared Earthstar),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopilus luteus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Helminthosphaeria clavariarum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
[icon style=”camera”] Laccaria amethystina (Amethyst Tallow-gill or Amethyst Deceiver),
[icon style=”camera”] Laccaria bicolor (),
[icon style=”camera”] Laccaria laccata (Common Laccaria; Deceiver Laccaria),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius chrysorrheus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Leccinum vulpinum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena crocea (Walnut Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena rutilantiformis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Pisolithus arenarius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Postia caesia (),
[icon style=”camera”] Psathyrella delineata (Wrinkled-cap Psathyrella),
[icon style=”camera”] Pseudoboletus parasiticus (Parasitic Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Rickenella fibula (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma polyrhizum (Many-rooted Earthball),
[icon style=”camera”] Strobilomyces strobilaceus (Old Man-of-the-woods),
[icon style=”camera”] Tapinella atrotomentosa (Velvet-footed Pax),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes gibbosa (Lumpy bracket),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichia decipiens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tricholoma sejunctum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tricholomopsis decora (Decorated Mop),
[icon style=”camera”] Tricholomopsis rutilans (Plums-and-custard),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Terana caerulea
Rhizopogon rubescens
Cystoderma granulosum
Cortinarius dermocybe
Tubakia dryina

Apparently Pisolithus arhizus is a European name, and Pisolithus tinctorius is illegitimate as the name had been used elsewhere so Pisolithus arenarius is the current best name to use. See the mushroomexpert page for more details.

Pictures by Cara Coulter and Richard Jacob