Foray 2016-05-14

Foray report from forest preserve along Des Plaines River Trail.

Despite the chilly weather 22 folks and kids searched the woods for spring mushrooms and various fungi. The recent rains left a lot of standing water but wet feet did not dampen our spirits. One big yellow morel was found and several big false morels. Dryad saddles and wood ears were easy to find. Odd mushrooms included a woodland Agrocybe that doesn’t have a name, or perhaps Agrocybe acericola, and an unknown springtime Gymnopus (small brown mushroom). This and the Pholiota require work for identification. A single violet Peziza needs the spores checked. There were 23 fresh mushroom species found and 17 species from last year, for a total of 40 species. A decidedly good day. Thanks to Rocky for leading this foray.

Fresh mushrooms

Agrocybe Flynn & Miller Species IIIblogset
Auricularia sp. (wood ear)
Bovista plumbea (PRL 12874)
Coprinellus micaceus
Dacrymyces cf. sp.
Exidia recisa
Galerina marginata
Gymnopus sp.
Gyromitra brunnea (PRL 12877)
Morchella americana (yellow morel)
Mycena sp.
Mycena galericulata
Mycena haematopus
Peziza aff. praetervisa (PRL 12876)
Pholiota cf. granulosa (PRL 12879)
Pleurotus ostreatus
Pluteus aff. cervinus
Polyporus alveolaris
Polyporus arcularius
Polyporus squamosus
Psathyrella sp.
Rhizomarasmius pyrrhocephalus
Schizophyllum commune

Old fungi from previous month or last year

Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Bjerkandera adusta
Daldinia childiae
Fuscoporia gilva
Ganoderma applanatum
Irpex lacteus
Laetiporus sulphureus
Perenniporia cf. sp.
Pleurotus pulmonarius
Polyporus varius
Stereum complicatum
Stereum ostrea
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme
Truncospora ohiensis
Xylobolus frustulatus

Also found Armillaria rhizomorphs.

Patrick Leacock

Mycologist at MycoGuide.com
I serve as IMA scientific advisor, 2016 president, and website editor. See photos at Mushroom Observer.

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