A group of Friends of Murrysville Parks and club members joined us for a walk at Townsend park. It was a sunny day and a great time to be in the park. After the recent dry spell the rain has come back to Pittsburgh and we are starting to see a few more terrestrial mushrooms although no amanitas and only one bolete and russula species on this walk. There were a number of interesting mushrooms including an unknown Trametesthat bruised a pink orange on picking , the psilocybin containing Pluteus americanus showing blue bruising on the stem and the delicate Elder Whitewash crust mushroom Lyomyces sambuci that Judy identified and is new to the clubs life list. We would like to thank everyone for being conscientious by wearing masks and social distancing which makes these walks possible.

Update: The Trametes species is actually Steccherinum ochraceum Ochre Spreading Tooth. We did not recognize the morphology (shape) of the specimen.

Update 2: One of the foragers found a tiny slime mold on a stick. This has now been identified as Physarum globuliferum at it is the first time it has been found or identified by the club.

Species list entered by Richard Jacob. Species identified by Judy Mackenroth and Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Townsend park:
[icon style=”camera”] Agaricus campestris (Meadow Mushroom / Field Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Armillaria gallica (Honey Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Artomyces pyxidatus (Crown-tipped Coral Fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups),
[icon style=”camera”] Boletinellus merulioides (Ash-tree Bolete),
[icon style=”camera”] Conocybe tenera (Brown Dunce Cap),
[icon style=”camera”] Crepidotus applanatus (Flat Crep),
[icon style=”camera”] Ductifera pululahuana (White jelly fungus),
[icon style=”camera”] Fomitopsis spraguei (Green Cheese Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus dryophilus (Oak-loving Collybia),
[icon style=”camera”] Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom; Sulphur Shelf),
[icon style=”camera”] Lepiota aspera (Freckled Dapperling),
[icon style=”camera”] Lepiota cristata (Malodorous Lepiota),
[icon style=”camera”] Leucoagaricus americanus (Reddening Lepiota),
[icon style=”camera”] Leucocoprinus cepistipes (Onion-stalk Parasol),
[icon style=”camera”] Panellus stipticus (Luminescent Panellus, bitter oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Perenniporia robiniophila (Locust polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Pleurotus pulmonarius (Summer Oyster),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus americanus (),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Poronidulus conchifer (),
[icon style=”camera”] Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Cinnabar Red Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Radulomyces copelandii (Asian beauty),
[icon style=”camera”] Rickenella fibula (Orange Moss Agaric),
[icon style=”camera”] Schizophyllum commune (Split Gill),
[icon style=”camera”] Simocybe centunculus (Dingy Twiglet),
[icon style=”camera”] Steccherinum ochraceum (),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum complicatum (Crowded Parchment),
[icon style=”camera”] Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail),)
[icon style=”camera”] Tetrapyrgos nigripes (Black-footed Marasmus),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes hirsuta (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes pubescens (),
[icon style=”camera”] Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Xylobolus frustulatus (Ceramic Parchment)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Incoybe sp.
Red Russula species

[icon style=”camera”] Lyomyces sambuci (Elder whitewash),
[icon style=”camera”] Leucocoprinus birnbaumii (),

Slime mold Physarum globuliferum

Pictures by Richard Jacob