Species list from Presque Isle State Park on 08/26/2017

We had 22 people show up for this distant walk. We only hunted for an hour but found remarkable diversity for the conditions. Six of our collections were of sufficient quality to make good herbarium specimens for a new fungal herbarium at the Natural History Museum at the Tom Ridge Environmental Center. Our host, Mark Lethaby, directed us to a mature forest habitat near the marina. A couple of edibles were found, a nice fresh fruiting of Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf) and some Fistulina hepatica (Beefsteak Polypore). Fistulina hepatica is one of the few wild mushroom species that you can eat raw. The taste is a mixture of lemon and mushroom flavors and very pleasant.

Species list entered by La Monte H.P. Yarroll. Species identified by La Monte Yarroll, Garrett Taylor, John Stuart and Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Presque Isle State Park:
Apiosporina morbosa (Black Knot of Cherry),
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
Chlorociboria aeruginascens (Blue-green Stain),
Coprinus atramentarius (Alcohol inky),
Crepidotus applanatus (),
Dacrymyces chrysospermus (Orange Jelly; Witches’ Butter),
Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
Diatrype stigma (),
Fistulina hepatica (Beefsteak Polypore),
Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
Gliophorus psittacinus (Parrot Mushroom),
Gyroporus castaneus (Chestnut Bolete),
Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
Hygrophorus miniatus (Fading Scarlet Waxy-cap),
Inocybe fastigiata (AKA Inocybe rimosa),
Kretzschmaria deusta (Carbon Cushion, Brittle Cinder),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lepiota cristata (Malodorous Lepiota),
Marasmius oreades (Fairy Ring Mushroom),
Melanoleuca alboflavida (),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panellus stipticus (),
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
Polyporus elegans (Elegant Polypore),
Scleroderma citrinum (Pigskin Poison Puffball),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
Tyromyces chioneus (White Cheese Polypore),
Xerula megalospora (),
Xylaria longipes (),
Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Russula sp. (small red Russula)
Hypocrea sp. (fuzzy brown Hypocrea)
Entoloma strictius var isabellina (),
Xylobolus subpileatus (),

One Comment on “Species list from Presque Isle State Park on 08/26/2017

  1. A knowledgeable and friendly group. I had a memorable experience on Saturday at PI and am looking forwrd to the next event.

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