The fungus checklist

Mushroom poster
From the upper left going clockwise: Clavulina cristata (coral fungus), Phyllotopsis nidulans (mock oyster mushroom), an unknown bolete, and Bisporella citrina (lemon cups).


As promised many months ago the checklist of fungus species identified so far from my property. The list as of May 11, 2016 stands at 64 species. The genus checklist is at 57 genera now but not all (about 14) are identified to species. Among my photos of fungi are many about which I have only the vaguest of ideas. Fungus species identified include pathogenic, parasitic, and saprobic species, and symbiotic and mutualistic species such as ectomycorrhizal symbionts that colonize tree roots. Not included on the checklist are lichens which are fungi that exist in symbiosis with a photosynthetic algae or bacteria. They are on a separate list which at this point numbers about 65 species.

From May to November last year I identified many species of fungi, both Basidiomycota and Ascomycota, such as Coltricia perrenis, Fuscoboletinus paluster, Bisporella citrina, and Scutellinia scutellata. But the warm weather season is not the only time fungi can be found. While winter and early spring are not usually considered mushrooming time they are a good time to find perennial bracket fungus species on trees and logs. From March to May as winter leaves the cool season sac fungi (Ascomycota) fruit. I added three new polypore bracket species to the list between March 1st and May 1st: Phellinus ignarius, Phellinus tremulae, and Datronia scutellata. I also added four new species of sac fungi: Diplodia tumefaciens, Gyromitra esculenta, Peniofora rufa, and Urnula cratarium.


Mushroom Poster
From the upper left going clockwise: Gyromitra esculenta (false morel), Urnula cratarium (Devil’s urn), Phellinus ignarius (ikmiq), Lactarius thyinos (orange lactarius), and an unknown corticoid fungus.




Basidiomycota (46 species)
Amanita muscari, Amanita vaginita, Amanita virosa
Bovista pila
Chrysomyxa pirolata
Clavulina cristata, Clavulina pyxidata
Coltricia perrenis
Coprinus comatus, Coprinus macrorhizus
Cronartium ribicola
Daedaleopsis confragosa
Datronia scutellata
Exidia glandulosa
Fomes fomentarius
Fuscoboletinus paluster
Ganoderma applanatum
Gloeophyllum separium
Hericium coralloides, Hericium ramosum
Inonotus obliquus
Lactarius lignyotus, Lactarius thyinos
Lycoperdon perlatum, Lycoperdon pusillum
Melampsorella caryophyllacearum
Paneolus foenescii
Phallus ravenelii
Phaeolus schweinitzii
Phellinus ignarius, Phellinus tremulae
Phyllotopsis nidulans
Pleurotus ostreatus
Plicaturopsis crispa
Puccinia coronata, Puccinia violae
Russela brevipes, Russella emetica
Sparassis radicata
Suillus cravipes, Suillus grevillei
Thelephora anthocephala, Thelephora terrestris
Trametes versicolor
Tremella mesenterica
Ustilago maydis

Ascomyceta (18 species)
Aleuria aurantia
Bisporella citrina
Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Dibotryon morbosum
Diplodia tumefaciens
Gyromitra esculenta
Gyromitra korfii
Hypomyces lactifluorum
Hypoxylon fuscum
Morchella angusticeps, Morchella esculenta
Rhytidiella moriformis
Peniofora rufa
Scutellinia scutellata
Spathularia flavida
Sphaeronaemella helvellae
Taphrina alni
Urnula cratarium

Identified to genus only (14 genera)

11 thoughts on “The fungus checklist

                1. That’s no problem. For me, a person who really is not all that well versed in fungi, finding these is a matter of luck. i had good luck this week when I found a very odd fungus called Lichenomphalina. It is one I had only read about but wanted to find as it grows in association with clumps of a single-celled algae. Hoping to find more next week when I am back again near the Canadian border.

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