WPMC had a booth at the Phipps BioBlitz and talked to many interested members of the public that attended the event. We ran two walks with about 10 or so people on each one. We found a fair number of slime molds down by the creek in Panther Hollow but very few gilled specimens. In the afternoon club member Loukas Sarvidis arrived with a good selection of gilled and larger species. Loukas knows the park well and often takes pictures of the mushrooms he finds. There were two very interesting finds. The first is a toothy crust mushroom, Radulomyces copelandii (Asian Beauty), that is an invasive species that has been spreading slowly west from when it was first documented in Eastern Massachusetts in 2009. The second species is a anamorph Dead mans finger relative Xylocoremium flabelliforme. There are 2 states for the species each with an official name! The most common form is as photographed here and the other state looks like dead mans fingers and is very uncommon, John Plischke III has only photographed it once. This more common state can often be found a couple of times per year. Strictly speaking we should probably be using the Xylaria cubensis name for all identifications.

All specimens were found in Schenley Park by BioBlitz participants.

Species list entered by Fluff Berger. Species identified by Fluff Berger, La Monte Yarroll, Adam Haritan and Richard Jacob. Thanks to mentioned club identifiers and mycologists and also to
Jim Wasik for membership sales and promotion.

List of species found on the walk at Phipps Conservancy BioBlitz:
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita flavoconia (Yellow Patches),
[icon style=”camera”] Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Clitocybe gibba (Funnel Clitocybe),
[icon style=”camera”] Coprinopsis variegata (Scally Inky Cap),
[icon style=”camera”] Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
[icon style=”camera”] Diatrype stigma (),
[icon style=”camera”] Fuligo septica (Scrambled-egg Slime; Dog Vomit Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Hemitrichia calyculata (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Inocybe fastigiata (AKA Inocybe rimosa),
[icon style=”camera”] Inonotus dryadeus (Oak Bracket),
[icon style=”camera”] Kretzschmaria deusta (Carbon Cushion, Brittle Cinder),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Phellinus robiniae (Cracked cap polypore, Locust polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus longistriatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus varius (),
[icon style=”camera”] Radulomyces copelandii (Asian Beauty),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula flavisiccans (),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Stemonitis splendens (Chocolate Tube Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylaria polymorpha (Dead Man’s Fingers),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)
[icon style=”camera”] Xylocoremium flabelliforme (),

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Parasola species
Peziza species