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EMIL LANG LECTURE SERIES FOR 2019

The NYMS Emil Lang Lectures for 2019 will be held on Monday nights, from 6:00-8:00, at the Central Park Arsenal. The entrance is just off 5th Ave. at 64th St.

The Arsenal, Central Park
830 5th Ave., Rm 318 (@ 64th St.)
New York, NY 10065

The lectures are free and open to the public.

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February 25th
Else Vellinga
“Fungal Conservation”

Else Vellinga is a mycologist who is interested in naming and classifying mushroom species in California and beyond, especially Parasol mushrooms. She has described 22 species as new for California, and most recently worked at the herbaria at University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco State University for the Macrofungi and Microfungi Collections Digitization projects. She got her training at the National Herbarium in the Netherlands, and her PhD at the University of Leiden, also in the Netherlands. The main motivation for her taxonomic work is that it lays the basis for efforts to include mushroom species in nature management and conservation plans. She has proposed a number of Californian and Hawaiian species for the IUCN global database of endangered species. She tries to keep current with the mushroom literature. And lastly, Else is an avid knitter and likes to use mushroom dyed yarn for her creations. She lives with her two cats in Berkeley, California.

Greg Thorn

March 25th
Greg Thorn
“Explorations of Cyphelloid Fungi (and other Wee Mushrooms) in the Molecular Age”

Greg Thorn grew up in London, Ontario and became interested in natural history through the family garden, long summer vacations, and the local Field Naturalists group. Six summers as a naturalist in Algonquin Park built on this and introduced him to the world of mushrooms and other fungi. Mushroom forays of the Mycological Society of Toronto and NAMA were an important part of his training, where he met and learned from the likes of Gary Lincoff, Ron Petersen, Alex Smith, and many more. Writing the checklist of Algonquin Park macrofungi led Thorn to consult experts from Richard Korf to Jim Ginns and Scott Redhead, all of whom encouraged him to further studies of fungi. His graduate studies were at the University of Guelph (with George Barron) and the University of Toronto (with David Malloch), followed by positions in Japan, Michigan, Indiana, Wyoming, and finally back to London as a faculty member in the Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario. Thorn’s research is focused on the impact of disturbance on the diversity of mushroom fungi, and systematics of mushroom fungi generally.

Rod Tulloss

April 29th
Rod Tulloss
“Amanita with a Hand Lens and the Naked Eye: Communicating About Unfamiliar Finds Using the Seven Sections Recognized by Dr. Cornelis Bas”

Rod Tulloss has specialized in Amanitaceae for 42 years, having been mentored by the late Dr. Cornelis Bas (Leiden). His research is available through an expanding, open-access, on-line monograph, “Studies in the Amanitaceae” founded by him and co-edited with Dr. Zhu L. Yang (Kunming). The site treats over 1,050 taxa and includes a peer-reviewed e-journal (“Amanitaceae”) restricted to research associated with the herbarium and/or its staff. He is currently working on Amanita sect. Vaginatae for North America; the Boston Harbor Islands fungal inventory; providing support for individuals and clubs working on Amanita sequences via North American Mycoflora grants; providing interactions and teaching moments on mushroomobserver.org and on the Amanita of North America facebook group, etc. He maintains an extensive private herbarium of world Amanitaceae.

Visit his website: http://www.amanitaceae.org/

May 20th
Nova Patch
“Urban Lichens of New York City”

Nova Patch is an amateur lichenologist focusing on the urban lichens of NYC and curator of the open data project Lichens of New York City on iNaturalist. They are a regular speaker on diverse topics ranging from lichenology to emoji engineering, hold a botany certificate from the New York Botanical Garden, and are a Brooklyn-residing member of the New York Mycological Society. Nova will lead a city lichen walk the weekend following his talk.

Alley Pond Park – 2/27/2016

Alley Pond Park, Queens – Feb. 27, 2016
A dozen or so attendees.
More than 60 species collected –

ASCOMYCETES

Apiosporina morbosa
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Daldinia childiae
Dialonectria episphaeria
Diatrype stigma
Diatrype sp. ?
Diatrypella sp.
Eutypelloid fungus
Hypoxylon fragiforme
Lophodermium sp.
Nectria cinnabarina
Nectria sp. ?
Nitschkia sp. ?
Roselinia corticium
Xylaria liquidambaris

JELLY FUNGI

Exidia glandulosa
Exidia recisa
Exidia thuretiana ? (E. albida) ?
Tremella aurantia
Tremella foliacea

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Botryobasidium sp
Corticium roseum
Cylindrobasidium laeve ?
Dendrothele nivalis
Fibrodontia ?
Hydnochaete olivacea
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Peniophora incarnata
Peniophora sambuci
Phlebia livida ?
Phlebia tremellosa
Sarcodontia setosa
Stereum complicatum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus
Xylobolus subpileatus

POLYPORES

Antrodia sp. (white)
Daedaleopsis confragosa
Daedalea quercina
Favolus (Neofavolus) alveolaris
Irpex lacteus
Laetiporus sulphureus
Lenzites (Trametes) betulina
Phellinus gilvus
Phellinus robiniae
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme
Resupinate poroid sp.

GILLED FUNGI

Armillaria (old fruiting bodies)
Panellus stipticus
Pleurotus ostreatus
Resupinatus applicatus
Tubaria sp.

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Merismodes ?

GASTEROMYCETES

Old puffball

MYXOMYCETES

Hemitrichia sp. ?
Lycogala epidendron

High Rock Park – 2/21/2016

HIGH ROCK, STATEN ISLAND February 21, 2016
** new to NYC

ASCOMYCETES

Annulohypoxylon multiforme
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Chlorociboria ? (tiny green cups)
Diaporthe sp.
Diatrype stigma
Diatrype virescens
**Eutryblidiella hysterina
Eutypella scoparia
Hypocrea pallida (on Tyromyces chioneus)
Hypoxylon fragiforme
Nectria 1
Nectria 2
Nitschkia broomeana
Xylaria liqudambaris
Xylaria polymorpha
Black spots on pokeweed
Black spots on greenbrier
Black spots on beech leaves

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia americana
Exidia glandulosa
Exidia recisa
Guepiniopsis buccina
Myxarium nucleatum
Tremella aurantia

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Botryobasidium sp.
Corticium roseum
Cylindrobasidium laeve
Dendrothele sp. ???
Hydnochaete olivacea
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Peniophora incarnata
Phlebia radiata
Phlebia tremellosa
Punctularia strigosozonata
Sarcodontia setosa
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum complicatum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus

POLYPORES

Antrodia
Bjerkandera adusta
Ganoderma applanatum
Irpex lacteus
Laetiporus sulphureus (old)
Lenzites betulina
Perenniporia medulla-panis
Polyporus brumalis
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus
Trametes gibbosa
Trametes versicolor
Tyromyces chioneus
Yellow poroid resupinate (P. spissa?)

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Merismodes fasciculatus

GILLED FUNGI

Galerina marginata
Galerina sp. ???
Hypholoma fasiculare
Panellus stipticus
Pleurotus ostreatus
Resupinatus sp.
Schizophyllum commune
Tubaria

Van Cortlandt Park – 1/17/2016

Van Cortlandt Park – January 17, 2016
About 20 attended and 70+ mushrooms identified

ASCOMYCETES

Annulohypoxylon multiforme
Apiosporina morbosa
Arachnopeziza aurata
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Bisporella citrina
Cosmospora sp.
Daldinia childiae
Diatrype stigma
Diatrype sp.
Diatrypella sp.
Diaporthe sp.
Eutypella scoparia
Hypocrea sulphurea
Hypomyces aurantias
Lophodermium pinastri
Mollisia sp.
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
Rosellinia corticium
Xylaria liquidambaris
Xylaria polymorpha
Tiny, bright orange discs ???
Tiny, black dots, etc.

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Botryobasidium sp.
Bulbillomyces farinosus
Corticium roseum
Cylindrobasidium laeve
Hydnochaete olivacea
Hyphodontia (Peniophora) sambuci
Hypochnicium bombycinum
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Peniophora incarnata
Phanerochaete chrysorhiza
Phlebia livida
Phlebia radiata
Phlebia tremellosa
Sarcodontia setosa
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum complicatum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus
Yellow crust ?
Other crusts too hard to collect or identify even to genus

GASTEROMYCETES

Calvatia gigantea (old)
Crucibulum laeve

GILLED FUNGI

Armillaria mellea rhizomorphs
Coprinus radians ozonium
Flammulina velutipes
Gymnopus sp.
Hypholoma lateritium
Lentinellus ursinus
Mycena #1
Mycena #2
Mycena #3
Panellus stipticus
Phyllotopsis nidulans
Pleurotus ostreatus
Resupinatus applicatus
Schizophyllum commune

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia americana
Exidia glandulosa
Exidia recisa
Myxarium nucleatum
Tremella aurantia

POLYPORES

Bjerkandera adusta
Dardaleopsis confragosa
Favolus alveolaris
Ganoderma sessile
Irpex lacteus
Laetiporus sulphureus (old)
Lenzites (Trametes) betulina
Phellinus robiniae
Piptoporus betulinus
Polyporus brumalis
Polyporus sp. (near P. arcularius?)
Polyporus sp. (near P. radicatus ?)
Pycnoporus (Trametes) cinnabarinus
Spongipellis pachyodon
Trametes cervina
Trametes conchifer
Trametes gibbosa
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme
Tyromyces chioneus

MYXOMYCETES

Lycogala epidendron