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

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

Pictures by Cara Coulter and Richard Jacob.