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

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