Walk leader Adam Haritan led the group for a stroll in the beautiful Todd Nature Reserve. After all the rain last week the park was very wet and the creek was flowing high and fast. A lot of fresh jelly fungus was found and there was a perfusion of Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus orbitter oyster) on the decaying log but very few  other gilled species. We also found identifiable remains of last years fruiting bodies for quite a few species. A new find for the club was Dacrymyces capitatus a jelly fungus. The small orange pillows were dotted over a number of fallen branches ad attached by a small stem. We confirmed the ID with microscopic analysis of the spores and basidia.

Species list entered by Adam Haritan.

List of species found on the walk at Todd Nature Reserve:
[icon style=”camera”] Apiosporina morbosa (Black Knot of Cherry),
[icon style=”camera”] Auricularia auricula (Wood ear),
[icon style=”camera”] Camarops petersii (Dog Nose fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Daedaleopsis confragosa (Thin-maze Flat Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
[icon style=”camera”] Dacrymyces capitatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Dacrymyces chrysospermus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Exidia glandulosa (Beech Jelly Roll),
[icon style=”camera”] Exidia recisa (Wood ear),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Hydnochaete olivaceus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Hymenochaete tabacina (Northern Brown Crust),
[icon style=”camera”] Lenzites betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Perenniporia subacida (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Plicaturopsis crispa (),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Resupinatus applicatus (Black Jelly Oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Spongipellis pachyodon (),
[icon style=”camera”] Steccherinum ochraceum (Ochre spreading tooth),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Last years fruiting bodies:
[icon style=”camera”] Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom – rhizomorph),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus cincinnatus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Morganella pyriformis (Pear-shaped Puffball),
[icon style=”camera”] Piptoporus betulinus (Birch Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),

Unidentified species:
2 x Mycena sp.

Apparently the wood ear species Auricularia auricula is only found in Europe and the American species is Auricularia americana. We haven’t changed the name yet but it something we will review.
Hormomyces aurantiacus, the anamorph stage of Tremella mesenterica was also found.