This years official foray was split between three walks in the morning and an online interview with Long Litt Woon due to the ongoing pandemic. The normal events were sorely missed especially the mushroom feast and the gathering of mycologicial expertise that we normally have. We held walks at Devils Elbow, Deer Shelters/Harmar shelter(Swimming pool) and Wyoming Shelter led by Fluff Berger, Richard Jacob and Cara Coulter respectively. Each walk had 5 or so participants. The weather was nice on the day and there had been some rain over the first couple of weeks of September setting things up nicely as far as the mushrooms went. For about the first time this year in the Pittsburgh region we found an abundance of Amanita and Bolete species. Although there were only three walks and less than 20 people involved we still found and identified over 100 different species. This year was not the lowest number of species found either, both 2002 and 2010 were lower with ~70 species each time due to very dry weather proceeding the foray. We expect that there would have been many more species discovered if it was a normal foray with more walks and people looking. Cara Coulter on the Wyoming Shelter walk added “Found a nice log filled with fresh Laetiporus sulphureus for our walk members to enjoy. A lovely walk filled with plenty of mushrooms. Highlight of the walk was finding Xanthoporia radiata a beautiful shelf fungus with orange hues.”

As always thanks to the walk leaders and club members who joined us for the morning and allowed us to continue our 20 year streak of collecting at the Lincoff foray in North Park.

Species list entered by Fluff Berger, Cara Coulter, Richard Jacob. Species identified by Fluff Berger, Cara Coulter, Richard Jacob La Monte Yarroll and others.

Combined list of species found on the walks at North Park:
Agaricus placomyces (Eastern Flat Topped Agaricus)
Agaricus pocillator (),
Amanita amerirubescens (Blusher),
Amanita bisporigera (Destroying Angel)
Amanita cokeri (Coker’s Amanita),
Amanita farinosa (Powder Cap Amanita),
Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
Amanita flavorubescens (Yellow Blusher),
Amanita minutula (),
Amanita multisquamosa (),
Amanita parcivolvata (False Caesars Mushroom),
Amanita ravenelii (),
Amanita rhacopus (Shaggy Sister Ringless Amanita)
Amanita roseitincta (Rose-tinted Amanita),
Amanita vaginata var. vaginata (Grisette),
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
Boletus pallidoroseus (Bouillon Bolete),
Boletus pallidus (Pallid Bolete),
Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
Boletus variipes (),
Boletus vermiculosoides (),
Calocera viscosa (Yellow Tuning Fork),
Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
Cerioporus leptocephalus (),
Cerrena unicolor (Mossy Maze Polypore),
Clitocybe odora (Anise Scented Clitocybe)
Clitopilus prunulus (Sweetbread Mushroom),
Cortinarius iodes (Iodine Cort / Viscid Violet Cort),
Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep)
Crepidotus crocophyllus ()
Dacrymyces capitatus (),
Daedalea quercina (Thick-maze Oak Polypore),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Diatrype stigma (),
Exidia crenata (Brown jelly roll),
Exsudoporus frostii (Frost’s Bolete; Candy Apple Bolete),
Flammulaster erinaceellus (Powder-scale Pholiota),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Ganoderma sessile (),
Gloeoporus dichrous (),
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods / Sheep Head),
Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
Hortiboletus rubellus (Oak-and-beech Bolete, Ruby Bolete),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hydnophlebia chrysorhiza (Spreading Yellow Tooth),
Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
Hypoxylon fragiforme (Red Cushion Fungi),
Infundibulicybe gibba (Common funnel),
Inosperma calamistratum (),
Lactarius rufus (Red-hot Milky),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Leccinum longicurvipes (),
Leccinum rugosiceps (Wrinkled Scaber-Stalk),
Lepiota rubrotincta (Red-tinged lepiota),
Leucoagaricus leucothites (White Dapperling),
Leucocoprinus cepistipes (Onion-stalked Lepiota),
Leucocoprinus fragilissimus (Fragile Dapperling),
Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
Lycoperdon marginatum (Peeling Puffball),
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gem-studded Puffball),
Macrolepiota procera (Parasol Lepiota),
Melanophyllum haematospermum (),
Merulius tremellosus (),
Mycena alcalina (Stump Fairy Mushroom),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
Naematoloma fasciculare (Sulfur Tuft),
Omphalotus illudens (Jack-o’-lantern),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Parasola plicatilis (),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Phlebia incarnata (),
Phlebia tremellosa (),
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Pluteus longistriatus (Pleated Pluteus),
Polyporus varius (Now known as Cerioporus varius),
Poronidulus conchifer (),
Pseudocolus fusiformis (Stinky Squid),
Retiboletus griseus (Gray Bolete),
Russula silvicola (Dry Woods Russula),
Russula variata (Variegated Russula),
Schizophyllum commune (),
Simocybe centunculus (Dingy Twiglet),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment)
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Trametes conchifer (AKA Poronidulus conchifer),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tricholomopsis decora (Decorated Mop),
Tricholomopsis rutilans (Plums-and-custard),
Tylopilus plumbeoviolaceous (Violet Brown Bolete),
Tylopilus rubrobrunneus (Reddish-Brown Bitter Bolete),
Xanthoconium purpureum (),
Xanthoporia radiata (),
Xerocomellus chrysenteron (Red-Cracked Bolete),
Xerocomus tenax (),
Xerula furfuracea (Rooted Collybia),
Xylobolus frustulatus (),

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Amanita magniverrucata
Crepidotus stipitatus (),
Chlorociboria sp.
Clitocybe fragrans
Gymnolopis sp.
Hypomyces sp.,
lacterius sp.
Lepiota sp.,
Leucoagaricus barssii,
Radulomyces paumanokensis (),
Russula sp.
Gerronema subclavatum or Arrhenia epichysium

Pictures by Cara Coulter and Richard Jacob.