An enthusiastic group joined WPMC Mycologist Jim Tunney to go mushroom hunting at the Riverview Park Day. It’s been a dry September but a number of species were found along with a new one for the club, Xanthoporia radiata. Xanthoporia radiata looks a bit like Oak bracket (Inonotus dryadeus) but often grows above the base of the tree and is normally associated with Alder.

Species list entered by Jim Tunney. Species identified by Jim Tunney.

List of species found on the walk at Riverview Park:
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
Lenzites elegans (AKA Trametes elegans),
Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
Perenniporia fraxinophila (),
Phellinus gilvus (Mustard Yellow polypore),
Phellinus robiniae (Cracked cap polypore, Locust polypore),
Punctularia strigoso-zonata (),
Scutellinia scutellata (Reddish Eyelash Cup),
Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Xanthoporia radiata

Pictures by Jim Tunney and Mike Henry: