Walk leader John Plischke III. Washington Park  has quite a lot of Elm trees both living and dead so it makes an excellent place to hunt for yellow morels. There had been rain in the week and we considered this the last week to find morels in any numbers. We took a hike down the hillside and found a few but not like in past visits. There were plenty of other species hiding in the underbrush to keep our interest. New too our club was Gymnopus semihirtipes. The specimen was tested with NH4OH and both the cap and stalk quickly stained green. A beautiful stalked scarlet cup was also found.

Identified by La Mont Yarroll, John Plischke III. Species list entered by Richard Jacob.

List of species found on the walk at Washington Park:
[icon style=”camera”] Allodus podophylli (Mayapple Rust),
[icon style=”camera”] Bolbitius vitellinus (Egg Yolk),
[icon style=”camera”] Collybia earleae (),
[icon style=”camera”] Diatrype stigma (),
[icon style=”camera”] Gymnopus semihirtipes (),
[icon style=”camera”] Morchella esculenta (Yellow Morel),
[icon style=”camera”] Mycena leaiana (Orange Mycena),
[icon style=”camera”] Neofavolus alveolaris (Hexagonal-pored Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Peziza badia (Yellow Ear Cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Pluteus cervinus (Deer mushroom),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus arcularius (Spring Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s Saddle, Pheasant Polypore),
[icon style=”camera”] Sarcoscypha occidentalis (Stalked Scarlet Cup),
[icon style=”camera”] Tremella mesenterica (Witches’ Butter),
[icon style=”camera”] Trichaptum biforme (Violet Toothed-Polypore)

Picture by Richard Jacob