The Lincoff Foray is the highlight of clubs calendar and a lot of preparation went into this years event behind the scenes. Guest mycologists Arlene and Alan Bessette schooled us on Polypores and Boletes while Stephen Russule reported on his project to know all the mushrooms of Indianan.

For the the first time we had vendors selling nature-themed merchandise at the event, a cultivation table as well as live music. The mushroom cultivation session was taught by Esperanzo Wilcox from PA Mushroom Company. The band playing in the afternoon sun was New Age Adenas and they perform in the Wheeling, WV area quite a bit in case you want to see them again. Our vendors were Wobble Mud Studios, Cedar Bridge Botanicals, Ritual Soaps, Mushroom Nerds and Wild Ones of Western PA. Again look them up if you saw something you liked but were not able to purchase it on the day. The mushroom feast was organized by Mike Henry and he orchestrated an army of chefs and helpers in order to feed the over 100 attendees. Kim Plischke gave a cooking demonstration. And last but not least there was a mushroom themed auctioned. A fuller list of credits will be in the November-December newsletter.

As for the mushrooms despite the dry weather we found a very impressive 199 species of fungi and slime molds of which 11 were new to the club species. There were also 6 unverified species observations and 2 lichen species. A number of new to the clubs life list were boletes. I think all of them were known to grown in the area but had not been collected on a club walk or foray before. There were also a couple of new to the club crusts. Many specimens were sampled for DNA barcoding and we expect the total numbers for both North Park and Cook Forest to increase in the coming weeks. In fact they have increased between the time I started writing this post and when I publish it. Participants of the walks were encouraged to upload their fungi observations to iNaturalist and this project. As of writing there are a total of 352 species in the iNaturalist project from the two days of forays.

After the Cook Forest walk a group of us returned to North Park and prepared hundreds of vouchers to dry overnight. After the walks at North Park another couple of hundred specimens were documented and added to the driers. Later that evening a work party was set up where the now dried vouchers were sampled by taking small amounts of mushroom tissue and putting them into strips of 8 eppendorf tubes ready for PCR. Approximately 720 specimens were sampled and guest Mycologist Stephen Russel took home the prepared tubes ready for analysis. Garrett Taylor, John Plischke and Cara Coulter were the main organizers of this project and you can see the results unfolding in the iNaturalist DNA project. Some of the DNA results indicate that they are new species never reported anywhere else in the world and some match species identified in Indianan or other locations in North America and are different from their European counterparts with whom they share a name.  As always thanks to everyone that participated in the project and helped us to prepare so many specimens.

Thanks to all the organizers, cooks, identifiers and DNA barcoding crew. Also special thanks to those that set up and torn down the venue on the Friday and Sunday.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob.

[icon style=”camera”] Amanita abrupta (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita amerifulva (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita amerirubescens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita banningiana (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita bisporigera (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita brunnescens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita crenulata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita farinosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita flavoconia (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita flavorubens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita flavorubescens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita fulva (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita lavendula (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita parcivolvata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita rubescens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita velatipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Apioperdon pyriforme (),
[icon style=”camera”] Armillaria mellea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Armillaria tabescens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Artomyces pyxidatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Aureoboletus auriporus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Aureoboletus innixus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Baeospora myosura (),
[icon style=”camera”] Baorangia bicolor (),
[icon style=”camera”] Bisporella citrina (),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletus separans (),
[icon style=”camera”] Callistosporium purpureomarginatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Caloboletus inedulis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Calvatia cyathiformis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Calvatia gigantea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Calycina citrina (),
[icon style=”camera”] Camarops petersii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus lateritius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cerioporus leptocephalus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cerioporus squamosus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cerioporus varius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cerrena unicolor (),
[icon style=”camera”] Chlorophyllum molybdites (),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavaria fragilis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavulina coralloides (),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavulina cristata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavulinopsis fusiformis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Climacodon pulcherrimus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Clitocybe odora (),
[icon style=”camera”] Collybia tuberosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cortinarius iodes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Crepidotus applanatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Crepidotus crocophyllus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cyathus striatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cyptotrama chrysopepla (),
[icon style=”camera”] Dacrymyces chrysospermus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Dacryopinax spathularia (),
[icon style=”camera”] Daedalea quercina (),
[icon style=”camera”] Daedaleopsis confragosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Daldinia childiae (),
[icon style=”camera”] Diatrype stigma (),
[icon style=”camera”] Echinoderma asperum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Entoloma abortivum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Exidia crenata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Exsudoporus frostii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Fuscoporia gilva (),
[icon style=”camera”] Fuscopostia fragilis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Fuscopostia fragilis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Galerina marginata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma applanatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma lobatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma sessile (),
[icon style=”camera”] Gloeoporus dichrous (),
[icon style=”camera”] Grifola frondosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopilus spectabilis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus dryophilus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Gyroporus castaneus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hapalopilus rutilans (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hebeloma crustuliniforme (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hericium erinaceus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hohenbuehelia angustata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hydnophlebia chrysorhiza (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hydnum umbilicatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hymenopellis furfuracea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypholoma subviride (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces armeniacus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces chrysospermus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces lateritius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces luteovirens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypsizygus tessulatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Imleria badia (),
[icon style=”camera”] Imleria pallida (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ionomidotis irregularis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Irpex lacteus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Kretzschmaria deusta (),
[icon style=”camera”] Laccaria ochropurpurea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius chrysorrheus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius corrugis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius hygrophoroides (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius quietus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius subvernalis var. cokeri (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactarius subvernalis var. cokeri (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lactifluus corrugis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus sulphureus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Leccinellum albellum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Leccinellum crocipodium (),
[icon style=”camera”] Leccinum longicurvipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Leccinum rugosiceps (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lentinellus ursinus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Leotia lubrica (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lepista nuda (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycogala flavofuscum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycoperdon perlatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius capillaris (),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius strictipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius sullivantii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Merulius tremellosus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mollisia cinerea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Multiclavula mucida (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena crocea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena galericulata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena haematopus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena inclinata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena leaiana (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena pura (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena sanguinolenta (),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena subcaerulea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Niveoporofomes spraguei (),
[icon style=”camera”] Oudemansiella furfuracea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Peziza varia (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phaeocalicium polyporaeum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phaeolus schweinitzii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phaeophyscia rubropulchra (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phaeotremella foliacea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phaeotremella frondosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phellinus gilvus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phellodon niger (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phlebia incarnata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phlebia tremellosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phlyctis argena (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phylloporus leucomycelinus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Phyllotopsis nidulans (),
[icon style=”camera”] Picipes badius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pilobolus crystallinus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus longistriatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus petasatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus badius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Radulodon copelandii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Radulomyces copelandii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Ramaria stricta (),
[icon style=”camera”] Rhizomarasmius pyrrhocephalus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Rickenella fibula (),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula compacta (),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula fragilis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula mariae (),
[icon style=”camera”] Sarcodon imbricatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizophyllum commune (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma areolatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma cepa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma citrinum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scorias spongiosa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Scutellinia olivascens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Stemonitis fusca (),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (),
[icon style=”camera”] Strobilomyces confusus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Strobilomyces strobilaceus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Suillus americanus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Suillus clintonianus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Suillus granulatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes aesculi (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes betulina (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes cinnabarina (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes pubescens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametopsis cervina (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tremella mesenterica (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum abietinum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tricholoma caligatum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tricholoma fulvum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tylopilus alboater (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tylopilus felleus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tylopilus rubrobrunneus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Typhrasa gossypina (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tyromyces chioneus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Xanthoconium affine (),
[icon style=”camera”] Xanthoconium purpureum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Xenasmatella vaga (),
[icon style=”camera”] Xerocomellus chrysenteron (),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylaria polymorpha (),

[icon style=”camera”] Phlyctis argena (),

Species missing from list:
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopilus subspectabilis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Gyroporus borealis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Leucocybe connata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Neoantrodia serialis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pleurotus levis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Rosellinia subiculata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Suillus sinuspaulianus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Tyromyces galactinus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Botryobasidium vagum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Climacodon pulcherrimus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Aureoboletus roxanae (),

Lichen missing from the list:
[icon style=”camera”] Peltigera membranacea (Membranous Pelt Lichen),

[icon style=”camera”] Fomitiporella inermis (),
[icon style=”camera”] Fomitiporia hartigii (),
[icon style=”camera”] Cortinarius atkinsonianus (),
Amanita atkinsoniana
Phallus impudicus
Buchwaldoboletus sp.

Photos by Barbora Batokova, Stephen Bucklin, Cara Coluter, Mike S Henry, Richard Jacob and zeo111