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MUSHROOM MANIA 2017 (plus earlier classes)

MUSHROOM MANIA 2017

SEE YOU THIS SATURDAY at PELHAM BAY – OR next class – Nov. 29th !

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 Top Row: Botryobasidium, Byssocorticium,

Second Row: Phlebia incarnata, Radulon copelandii

Third Row: Peniophora albobadia, Lenzites betulina,

Bottom Row: Trichaptum biforme, Ascocoryne cylichnium 

 

MEET SATURDAY, 11am – on street level below #6 subway…..Pelham Bay Station 

 

SEEN at NYBG with class on November 15th:

POLYPORES

Maitake (Hen of the Woods) – Grifola frondosa

Turkey-tail (Trametes versicolor)

Trametes gibbosa (common invasive)

Fomitopsis dryadeus -large mushroom about stump

Antrodia malicola – tiny polypore on fence

Lenzites betulina (Gilled Polypore)

Trichaptum biforme (Purple-edge toothed polypore)

Irpex lacteus (White Toothed Polypore)

GILLED MUSHROOMS

Mycena – different species on wood

OLD oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)

JELLU FUNGI

Exidia recisa

CRUST FUNGI

Hydnochaete olivacea (brown toothed crust)

Peniophora cinerea (gray crust)

Stereum ostrea (parchment fungus)

ASCOMYCETES

Apiosporina morbosa (Black Knot of cherry)

Phaeocalicium polyporaeum (tiny matchstick on Trichaptum)

Powdery mildew on tulip-poplar leaves

Tar-spot on maple leaves (Rhytisma acerinum)

PUFFBALLS

Calvatia gigantea (by parking lot)

SLIME MOLDS

Lycogala epidendrum

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Wednesdays, beginning October 25 ……….10 am- 1 pm

Second Class…………November 1 …..Meet in Central Park (at the Boathouse at 10am)

Third Class……………November 8 ……….postponed

Third Class…………….November 15…….Meet at NYBG at 10 am (Thain Forest hunt)

Fourth Class…………..November 29……MEET AT NYBG at 10am

Also,

Mushroom Walk – Saturday October 28th – Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island

Mushroom Walk – Sunday November 5th – Cunningham Park, Queens, 11 am – Meet at Union Turnpike & Francis Lewis Blvd bus stop – entrance to park…..

Mushroom Walk – Weekend of November 10 – Van Cortlandt Park – East – see Blog for directions……we found more than 100 different mushrooms !

Expect to find even more this weekend – at Pelham Bay Park – November 18th………

 

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Earlier Years……………….

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MUSHROOM MANIA

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BOT 361 / MUSHROOM MANIA 2017

Instructor: Gary Lincoff

Syllabus

Certificate Elective

4 WEDNESDAYS, October 25, November 1, 8, 15……10am – 1pm

Optional trip to Chinatown !

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

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Some mushrooms that might be seen during our  MUSHROOM MANIA NYBG class:

GILLED MUSHROOMS

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

Russula sp.

BOLETES

Suillus americanus (Chicken-fat Bolete)

POLYPORES

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 gibbosa

Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)

PUFFBALLS

Calvatia gigantea (Giant Puffball)

Lycoperdon perlatum (Gemmed Puffball)

Lycoperdon pyriforme (Pear-shaped Puffball)

Scleroderma polyrhizon (False Puffball)

ASCOMYCETES

Apiosporina morbosa (Black-knot of Cherry)

Xylaria polymorpha (Dead-man’s Fingers)

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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

 

 

 

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CONSOLIDATED CHECKLIST OF THE MUSHROOMS WE FOUND ON THE GROUNDS OF THE NYBG DURING MUSHROOM MANIA

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.]

CUP FUNGI

Aleuria aurantia (Orange peel Cup)

Apiosporina morbosa (Black knot of Cherry)

JELLY FUNGI

Dacryopinax spathularia

Exidia recisa (Smooth Wood-ear)

Tremella mesentica (aurantia) (Witch’s butter)

CORAL FUNGI

Ramaria stricta

CRUST and PARCHMENT FUNGI

Punctularia strigoso-zonata

Stereum complicatum

Stereum hirsutum

Stereum ostrea (False Turkey-tail)

POLYPORES

Antrodia albida

Ganoderma curtisii (Blue Reishi)

Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Dark-brown gilled polypore)

Grifola frondosa (Maitake, Hen of the woods)

Irpex lacteus

Laetiporus sulphureus (Chicken mushroom)

Lenzites betulina (Pale gilled polypore)

Phaeolus schweinitzii (Dye polypore)

Polyporus squamosus (Dryad’s saddle)

Trametes gibbosa

Trametes hirsuta

Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail)

Trichaptum biforme (Purple edged polypore)

Tyromyces chioneus (White cheese polypore)

BOLETES

Boletus chrysenteron

Boletus subtomentosus

Suillus granulatus

GILLED MUSHROOMS

Agaricus placomyces (Yellow foot Agaricus)

Amanita crenulata

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 penetrans

Gymnopilus spectabilis complex (Big laughing gym)

Hypholoma fasciculare (Sulfur-tuft)

Hypholom lateritium (sublateritium) (Bricktops)

Hypsizygus tesselatus (Stalked oyster mushroom)

Mycena corticola (tiny, white)

Mycena inclinata

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)

Tubaria sp.

GASTEROMCYETES

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.

RECOMMENDED TEXTS:

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.