Species list from Walk at Wingfield Pines with Allegheny Land Trust on 09/26/2020

Our group of ten walkers investigated the slopes on the Eastern side of Wingfield Pines. Conditions were dry as you can probably tell from the species list.

We had a lot of interested questions. E.g. What made the Irpex lacteus (Milky wolf’s-tooth) we found different from Radulodon copelandii (Asian Beauty Fungus)? I’m still struggling with my usual Springtime inarticulateness so here’s a better answer than I gave on the walk. I. lactus has pores and very short teeth, where the teeth of R. copelandii are much longer–really spines.

The featured image is an unidentified collection with a pink cap with orange to pink gills with yellow gill edges. If you have any ideas about this mushroom, please add them at https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/60845526. Identifed by John Plischke as Rhodotus palmatus (Wrinkled Peach).

Species list entered by La Monte Yarroll.

List of species found on the walk at Walk at Wingfield Pines with Allegheny Land Trust:
Cerioporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
Collybia abundans (),
Daldinia concentrica (Carbon Balls),
Diatrype stigma (),
Ganoderma lobatum (Soft Artist’s Conk),
Irpex lacteus (Milk-white Toothed-Polypore),
Ruzenia spermoides (),
Mycena haematopus (Bleeding Mycena),
Parasola plicatilis (Japanese Umbrella Inky),
Polyporus badius (Black-footed Polypore),
Trametes betulina (Multicolor Gill Polypore),
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)

Species not currently on clubs life list:
Stemonitis sp.
Assorted sordariomycetes

Lichen:
Flavoparmelia caperata

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