Walk leaders John Pilschke III and Scott Pavelle. Last year we found a lot of boletes in one area of the park so we went back for a return visit. Boletes were found but not in the same numbers. Even so many of the 20 or so people on the walk found some edible boletes to take home with them. The most abundant edible bolete was probably the Boletus separans (Lilac Bolete). A few early Chanterelles were also found. We did a quick identification of other species collected on the walk and include an incomplete list here.

A very interesting non bolete mushroom was also found, Podostroma alutaceum. I originally thought it was one of the club shaped coral mushroom but John Pilschke III suggested an entirely different phyla, Ascomycota. Sure enough a section on the microscope showed asci (sac’s) containing 16 small spores. A little bit of research led me to this interesting article on a very dangerous relative, Podostroma cornu-damae. The Podostroma alutaceum is by all accounts benign and as far as I am aware this is the first time it has been recorded by the club.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Identified by Richard Jacob, John Pilschke III, Scott Pavelle and Jim Tunney.

List of species found on the walk at Pine Ridge Park Bolete walk:
[icon style=”camera”] Agaricus arvensis (Horse Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita farinosa (Powder Cap Amanita),
[icon style=”camera”] Amanita rubescens (Blusher),
[icon style=”camera”] Baorangia bicolor (Red-and-yellow Bolete; Bicolor Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletus separans (Lilac Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletus subvelutipes (Red-Mouth Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus cibarius (Common Chanterelle; Golden Chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus lateritius (Smooth chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Cantharellus minor (Small Chanterelle),
[icon style=”camera”] Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (Coral Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavaria zollingeri (violet coral),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavulinopsis aurantiocinnabarina (Spindle Shaped orange Coral),
[icon style=”camera”] Clavulinopsis fusiformis (Spindle Shaped Yellow Coral),
[icon style=”camera”] Galiella rufa (Hairy Rubber Cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Hygrophorus cantharellus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hygrophorus conicus (Witch’s Hat),
[icon style=”camera”] Hygrophorus marginatus var. concolor (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces chrysospermus (Bolete Mold),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces hyalinus (Amanita Mold),
[icon style=”camera”] Hypomyces luteovirens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Leccinum albellum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Lycogala epidendrum (Wolf’s Milk Slime),
[icon style=”camera”] Marasmius rotula (Pinwheel Marasmius),
[icon style=”camera”] Megacollybia rodmani (Platterful Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Mutinus elegans (Elegant Stinkhorn),
[icon style=”camera”] Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Podostroma alutaceum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Russula crustosa (Green Quilt Russula),
[icon style=”camera”] Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Tremellodendron pallidum (Jellied False Coral),
[icon style=”camera”] Tylopilus alboater (Black Velvet Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Xanthoconium affine (Spotted Bolete)

Photos by Richard Jacob