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:
(Black Knot of Cherry), Apiosporina morbosa
(Wood ear), Auricularia auricula
(Dog Nose fungus), Camarops petersii
(Thin-maze Flat Polypore), Daedaleopsis confragosa
(Carbon Balls), Daldinia concentrica
(), Dacrymyces capitatus
(), Dacrymyces chrysospermus
(Beech Jelly Roll), Exidia glandulosa
(Wood ear), Exidia recisa
(Artist’s Conk), Ganoderma applanatum
(), Hydnochaete olivaceus
(Northern Brown Crust), Hymenochaete tabacina
(Multicolor Gill Polypore), Lenzites betulina
(Hexagonal-pored Polypore), Neofavolus alveolaris
(Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster), Panellus stipticus
(), Perenniporia subacida
(Oyster Mushroom), Pleurotus ostreatus
(), Plicaturopsis crispa
(Black-footed Polypore), Polyporus badius
(Black Jelly Oyster), Resupinatus applicatus
(Split Gill), Schizophyllum commune
(), Spongipellis pachyodon
(Ochre spreading tooth), Steccherinum ochraceum
(Crowded Parchment), Stereum complicatum
(False Turkey-tail), Stereum ostrea
(Witches’ Butter), Tremella mesenterica
(Violet Toothed-Polypore), Trichaptum biforme
(Ceramic Parchment) Xylobolus frustulatus
Last years fruiting bodies:
(Honey Mushroom – rhizomorph), Armillaria mellea
(), Laetiporus cincinnatus
(Pear-shaped Puffball), Morganella pyriformis
(Birch Polypore), Piptoporus betulinus
(Cinnabar Red Polypore), Pycnoporus cinnabarinus
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.