MUSHROOM MANIA 2015
MUSHROOM MANIA 2014
BOT 361 / MUSHROOM MANIA 2015
Instructor: Gary Lincoff
4 Thursdays, October 8, 15, 22, and 29……10am – 1pm
Optional trip to Chinatown on Thursday, November 5th – the week following the last session of this class……..
Please see my “Blog” – what appears on my website when you first click onto it – for directions to the next 3 weekend walks plus the Nov. 1st all-day mushroom fest near Morristown, NJ
Some mushrooms seen during our 2015 MUSHROOM MANIA NYBG class:
Amanita citrina (Citron Amanita) – brought into class
Amanita “virosa” (Destroying Angel)
Amanita muscaria (Fly-Agaric) – brought into class
Armillaria mellea (Honey Mushroom) – brought into class
Armillaria tabescens (Ringless Honey Mushroom)
Clitocybe nuda (Blewit) – brought into class
Coprinus sp. (Inky-cap)
Flammulina velutipes (Wild Enoki) – brought into class
Lactarius vinaceorufescens (Yellow-milk Milky Mushroom) – brought into class
Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom) – brought into class
Stropharia rugosoannulata (Wine Cap) – brought into class
Suillus americanus (Chicken-fat Bolete)
Ganoderma applanatum (Artist’s Conk) – brought into class
Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi)
Grifola frondosa (Hen of the Woods, Maitake)
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken Mushroom)
Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dyer’s Polypore)
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)
Calvatia gigantea (Giant Puffball)
Lycoperdon perlatum (Gemmed Puffball)
Lycoperdon pyriforme (Pear-shaped Puffball)
Scleroderma polyrhizon (False Puffball)
Apiosporina morbosa (Black-knot of Cherry)
Xylaria polymorpha (Dead-man’s Fingers)
MUSHROOM CLUBS IN THE AREA – Each club has a website and a Facebook page
NYMS – New York Mycological Society
NJMA – New Jersey Mycological Association
COMA – Connecticut / Westchester Mycological Association
CVMS – Connecticut Valley Mycological Society
MHMA – Mid-Hudson Mycological Association
CONSOLIDATED CHECKLIST OF THE MUSHROOMS WE FOUND ON THE GROUNDS OF THE NYBG DURING MUSHROOM MANIA - 2014
More than 60 different mushrooms seen on the grounds of the NYBG during Mushroom Mania 2014 – October 2-23.
[Several others were brought into class but are not included in the checklist here.]
Aleuria aurantia (Orange peel Cup)
Apiosporina morbosa (Black knot of Cherry)
Exidia recisa (Smooth Wood-ear)
Tremella mesentica (aurantia) (Witch’s butter)
CRUST and PARCHMENT FUNGI
Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail)
Ganoderma curtisii (Blue Reishi)
Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Dark-brown gilled polypore)
Grifola frondosa (Maitake, Hen of the woods)
Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken mushroom)
Lenzites betulina (Pale gilled polypore)
Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dye polypore)
Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s saddle)
Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)
Trichaptum biforme (Purple edged polypore)
Tyromyces chioneus (White cheese polypore)
Agaricus placomyces (Yellow foot Agaricus)
Amanita “virosa” (bisporigera) (Destroying angel)
Amanita volvata complex
Armillaria mellea complex (Honey mushroom)
Clitocybe nuda (Blewit)
Coprinus atramentarius (Alcohol inky)
Coprinus micaceus (Mica inky-cap)
Coprinus plicatilis (Japanese parasol inky-cap)
Gymnopilus spectabilis complex (Big laughing gym)
Hypholoma fasciculare (Sulfur-tuft)
Hypholom lateritium (sublateritium) (Bricktops)
Hypsizygus tesselatus (Stalked oyster mushroom)
Mycena corticola (tiny, white)
Mycena sp. (dark cap, gray gills)
Inocybe spp. (Fiber caps)
Panaeolus foenisecii (Lawn mower’s mushroom)
Panaeolus “subbalteatus” (cinctulus) ?
Pluteus cervinus (Fawn mushroom)
Psathyrella velutina (Velvety psathyrella)
Psilocybe cyanescens (Magic mushroom)
Russula (3 or more spp. – one green, one pink, one purple)
Stropharia rugosoannulata (Wine cap)
Calvatia gigantea (Giant puffball)
Crucibulum laeve (Bird’s nest fungus)
Lycoperdon pyriforme (Pear-shaped puffball)
Mutinus elegans (Red-headed stinkhorn)
Phallus hadriani (Green-headed stinkhorn)
Scleroderma polyrhizon (Earthstar false puffball)
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Labor Day through Halloween is one of the
best times to harvest a host of wild
mushrooms in our area. Learn how to identify
many of these species, how to differentiate
edible from poisonous kinds, and where they
tend to grow. Survey the great variety of
mushrooms in our region and learn the
differences between groups of mushrooms,
especially look-alikes. An optional trip to Bear Mountain
to collect mushrooms can be scheduled if an agreed upon
date can be found. Classes will involve slide lectures & field trips.
Lincoff, Gary. 2010. The Complete Mushroom Hunter. Quarrybooks.
Lincoff, Gary. 1981. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. Knopf.
This is the lawn mower mowing down all the Psathyrella velutina…..
A class photo with Psathyrella velutina
This is Psathyrella velutina. The white gills are deceptive. The mature spores are almost black. The mature gills will show that, as will a spore print. That’s why you can’t rush an accurate identification with gilled mushrooms.
This is Armillaria tabescens – the Ringless Honey Mushroom. It has white gills and will produce a white spore print.
Thie is the Wine Cap (STROPHARIA RUGOSO-ANNULATA), the mushroom we find in wood-chip mulch. It’s got an almost purple-black spore print.
The two mushrooms below are the Destroying Angel (AMANITA VIROSA) and the Death Cap (AMANITA PHALLOIDES)….both deadly – and both found in NYC!
This is the Fly-Agaric, AMANITA MUSCARIA…..the world’s most photogenic mushroom…..
This is AGARICUS SUBRUFESCENS – an anise-smelling, orange, scaly capped species of AGARICUS. It has a chocolate brown spore print.
Here’s a Lepiota. It’s called the Shaggy Parasol, MACROLEPIOTA RHACODES. It has a white spore print. It can be confused with an AMANITA, but it has no universal veil and the scales on the cap are true scales, not removable patches of the universal veil.