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Prospect Park

PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN

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prospect pk map - Version 2

 

Scutellinia scutellata (Eye-lash Peziza)

Version 2

 

Cyathus striatus (Bird’s Nest fungus)

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Fistulina hepatica (Beefsteak Mushroom)

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Coprinus cf micaceus (Mica Cap Inky Cap

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Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom)

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Yellow Wine Caps (Stropharia rugosoannulata)

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Clitocybe nuda (Blewit)

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Trametes versicolor (Turkey-tail Polypore)

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Ethan holding two large but old Calvatia gigantea (Giant Puffball)

Calvatia gigantea

 

Tremella aurantia (Witches’ Butter) parasitizing Stereum hirsutum (a parchment fungus)

lunch time

 

Prospect Park is 585 acres of lawns and woodlands. The best mushroom hunting area is in the wooded area in the southeastern part of the park.

New York Mycological Society

Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Prospect Park W, Parkside Ave. bet. Flatbush Ave., Ocean Ave. and Prospect Park SW, Brooklyn

Acres: 526.25

Mushroom species recorded to date: approx. 150

Designed and constructed over a thirty-year period (1865-1895) by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the masterminds behind Central Park, Prospect Park has blossomed into a premiere destination for Brooklyn visitors and residents alike. Widely known for its intricate manmade watercourse (wetlands) and its trees, the bulk of Brooklyn’s remaining indigenous forest, the park is a highly functional green space. [NYC Parks]

Note on names, collections and photographs:

There are no common names for most mushrooms. The scientific names used here are those that can be found in most field guides, like the Audubon guide.

There has not been any systematic attempt to collect and preserve specimens of these mushrooms. Photographs have been taken of many of the mushrooms found on these walks and they will be available sometime soon on the NYMS website.

1 – 11/13/10

2 – 2/20/11

3 – 5/28/11

4 – 11/13/11

5 – 2/25/12

6 – 5/12/12

7 – 1/6/13

8 – 3/3/13

9 – 6/15/13

10 – 10/14/13

11 – 4/19/14

12 – 11/29/14

13 – 3/22/15…not included yet

14 – 5/31/15 [Despite NO RAIN for more than a month, we found more than 50 species, including 8 new for the park!]

15 – 9/27/15 / Despite NO RAIN for more than a month, we found about 30 species…..(not included below yet)

16 – 12/20/15……more than 80 species identified…..(not included yet)

17 – 3/6/16…….about 60 species identified….(not included yet)

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19 – 1/14/17

20 – 2/5/17

 

PROSPECT PARK, BROOKLYN…….About 200 species identified, so far (2017)

 

ASCOMYCETES

Annulohypoxylon truncatum

Apiosporina morbosa

Ascocoryne cylichnium

Biscogniauxia atropunctata

Biscogniauxia marginata

Bisporella citrina

Byssosphaeria rhodonphala (2/5/17)

Camarops petersii

Camillea punctulata (1/14/17)

Chromelosporium sp.

Coccomyces coronatus

Cosmospora on Nectria episphaeria ?

Dactylospora stygia

Daldinia concentrica

Diaporthe aerostata ?

Diatrype stigma

Diatrypella sp. ?

Endothia gyrosa

Erysiphaceae

Eutypella scoparia

Eutypella spinosa ?

Hypocrea citrina

Hypocrea sulphurea

Hypomyces aurantius

Hypoxylon fragiforme

Hypoxylon rubiginosum

Hypoxylon spp.

Kretzschmaria deusta

Lasiosphaeria sp. ?

Lophodermium sp.

Mollisia cinerea

Mollisia discolor

Nectria cinnabarina

Nectriaceae

Orbilia sp.

Patellaria atrata 

Peziza badia complex

Peziza sp. (large, brown)

Peziza sp. (small, tan)

Phaeocalicium polyporaeum

Polycephalomyces tomentosus

Rosellinia corticium

Rosellinia subiculata

Scutellinia scutellata

Trichoderma on Ganoderma lucidum

Xylaria cubensis

Xylaria liquidambar

Xylaria polymorpha

Penicillium sp. on old polypore

 

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia auricula

Calocybe cornea

Exidia glandulosa

Exidia recisa

Myxarium nucleatum

Tremella mesenterica

 

CORALS and TOOTH FUNGI

Clavicorona pyxidata

 

CRUST and PARCHMENT FUNGI

Athelia sp.

Botryobasidium aureum

Chondrostereum purpureum

Corticium roseum

Cylindrobasidium laeve

Dichostereum effuscatum?

Fibrodontia gossypina ?

Hydnochaete olivacea

Hyphodontia quercina

Peniophora albobadia

Peniophora cinerea

Peniophora incarnata 

Peniophora sambuci 

Phanerochaete chrysorhiza

Phlebia tremellosa

Plicaturopsis crispa

Punctularia strigosozonata

? Radulomyces copelandii ?

Steccherinum ochraceum

Stereum complicatum

Stereum hirsutum

Stereum ostrea

Stereum subtomentosum ?

Tomentella sp.

Vararia sp.

Xylobolus frustulatus

Resupinate (white and purple)

 

POLYPORES

Abortiporus biennis

Antrodia albida ?

Antrodia malicola

Bjerkandera adusta

Cerrena unicolor

Daedalea quercina 

Daedaleopsis confragosa

Favolus alveolaris

Fistulina hepatica

Fomitopsis spraguei

Ganoderma applanatum

Ganoderma curtisii

Ganoderma lucidum (sessile)

Gloeoporus dichrous

Grifola frondosa

Irpex lacteus

Ischnoderma resinosum

Laetiporus sulphureus

Lenzites betulina

Oxyporus populinus ?

Perenniporia sp.

Phellinus gilvus

Phellinus cf punctatus

Phellinus rimosus

Phellinus sp. (large brackets)

Phellinus sp.

Polyporus brumalis

Polyporus squamosus

Porodisculus pendulus

Pycnoporus cinnabarinus

Schizopora paradoxa ?

Spongipellis pachyodon

Trametes conchifer

Trametes elegans (gibbosa)

Trametes hirsuta

Trametes versicolor

Trichaptum biforme

Tyromyces chioneus

Poroid resupinate

 

BOLETES

Boletus chrysenteron

 

GILLED MUSHROOMS

Agaricus cf arvensis

Agaricus cf silvicola (Kay, 9/27/15)

Agrocybe dura

Agrocybe erebia

Agrocybe pediades

Amanita sp.

Armillaria mellea rhizomorphs

Clitocybe nuda

Conocybe cf tenera

Coprinus atramentarius

Coprinus micaceus

Coprinus quadrifidus

Coprinus radians

Crepidotus sp.

Flammulina velutipes

Hypholoma fasciculare

Hypholoma sublateritium

Gymnopilus ? (on white pine)

Inocybe sp.

Lentinellus ursinus

Marasmiellus candidus (2016)

Marasmiellus sp.

Marasmius rotula

Mycena galericulata

Mycena spp.

Panellus stipticus

Phylotopsis nidulans

Pleurotus ostreatus

Pleurotus pulmonarius

Plicaturopsis crispa 

Pluteus cervinus

Psathyrella sp.

Rhodocollybia butyracea

Schizophyllum commune

Stropharia rugosoannulata

Stropharia rugosoannulata (yellow)

Schizophyllum commune

Tubaaria furfuracea

Volvopluteus gloiocephalus

x (brown spored)

 

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Merismodes sp. (12/20/15 and 3/6/16)

 

GASTEROMYCETES

Calvatia gigantea

Crucibulum laeve

Cyathus striatus

Lycoperdon pyriforme

Phalloid egg

 

RUST FUNGI

Gymnoconia nitens (Rubus Rust)

 

ZYGOMYCETES

Sp.             (on a slug?)

 

MYXOMYCETES

Arcyria cinerea

Arcyria denudata ?

Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa

Cribraria argillacea

para. by Polycephalomyces tomentosa

Fuligo septica

Hemitrichia calyculata

Hemitrichia clavata

Lycogala epidendrum

Metatrichia vesparium

Oligonema flavidum

Physarum nutans

Physarum polycephalum

Reticularia (Enteridium) splendens

Stemonitis sp.

Trichia sp.

 

 

 

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