Author Archives: Ethan Crenson

An Evening with Long Litt Woon

Long Litt Woon
Long Litt Woon, photo by Johs Bøh
The New York Mycological Society is pleased to present an evening with Long Litt Woon. Long will discuss and read from her recently published memoir, The Way Through the Woods on Mushrooms and Mourning.

When:
Monday, August 12th 6:00 – 8:00

Where:
Central Park Arsenal 830 5th Ave. (at 64th St.) New York, NY 10065

Copies of the books will be available for purchase and signing

Long Litt Woon (born 1958 in Malaysia) is an Anthropologist and certified Mushroom Expert in Norway. She went to Norway in her youth as an exchange student. There she met and later married a Norwegian, Eiolf Olsen, and made Norway her home. She currently lives in Oslo, Norway. The author’s surname is Long in accordance to Chinese naming tradition.

To listen to an interview with Long Litt Woon, click here.

To read an excerpt from The Way Through the Woods, click here.

Spring 2019

Greg Thorn and Cyphelloid Fungi by Leah Krauss
Indian Style Curried Lactarius in Coconut Milk by Dennis Aita
Thai Curry Lactarius in Coconut Milk by Juniper Perlis
Stepping Up Your Mushroom Game: 10 Surprising Ways iNaturalist Can Help by Sigrid Jakob
Who’s in a Name? by John Dawson
Appalachian Fungi: A Field Guide by Walter E. Sturgeon review by Tom Bigelow
Mycommentary by Ethan Crenson
Notes from the 2019 Business Meeting

Prospect Park – 03/03/2019

Prospect Park Pop-up Walk 3/03/2019
Woods around the Audubon Boathouse and the Ramble, 3 hr walk, ~10 people attending
Wintry mix a couple of days this week, with snow accumulation Fri, mostly melted on Sat. Cold and fair with most snow gone. ~65 species. This is a provisional list. There are a few more things left to ID. Thanks to Vivien Tartter (=Vicky) for compiling the first pass.

*=new to park , **new to city

ASCOMYCETES

Apiosporina morbosa
Chlorosplenium chlora
Cosmospora sp.
**Cytospora sp. (found on 6th St. on my way home from PP.)
Diatrype stigma
Eutypa limaeformis
Eutypa spinosa
Eutypella cf. leprosa
Eutypella scoparia
Fracchiaea broomeana (Nitschkia broomeana)
Helminthosporium velutinum
Hypocrea sulphurea
Hypoxylon howeanum
*Hypoxylon perforatum
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Hypoxylon sp.
Immotthia atrograna
Macrodiplodiopsis desmazieresii (found on 6th St. on my way to PP, so not new to park per se.)
**Melanomma pulvis-pyrius
Mollisia spp.
Nectria cinnabarina
Orbilia sp.
Patellaria atrata
Pseudolachnea hispidula
Psiloglonium pusillum
*Trichopeziza “perrotioides”
Whalleya microplaca
Unidentified yellow discomycete

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Botryobasidium aureum
Corticium roseum
Dendrothele cf. alliacea
Hymenochaete rubiginosa
Hymenochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora incarnata
Plicaturopsis crispa
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum complicatum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus
A toothy crust
unidentified crust returned for possible ID – black velvety going to brown on older side.

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

*Henningsomyces sp. (old)
Merismodes anomala

GASTEROMYCETES

Apioperdon pyriforme (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

GILLED FUNGI

Armillaria mellea complex (rhizomorphs)
Lentinellus ursinus
Panellus stipticus
Pleurotus ostreatus
Resupinatus applicatus
Schizophyllum commune

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia angiospermarum
Exidia glandulosa
Exidia recisa
Myxarium nucleatum

POLYPORES

Ganoderma curtisii
Phellinus gilvus
Porodisculus pendulus
*Postia caesia (on the cedar rails lining the paths)
Trametes cinnabarina
Trametes gibbosa
*Trametes lactinea
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

MYXOMYCETES

Metatrichia vesparium

LICHENS

Candelaria concolor

Cunningham Park – 02/23/2019

Cunningham Park, 2/23/2019
Sunny, seasonably chilly day. Wednesday had seen 3” snow and sleet, followed by near 60 degrees. About 10 people participating. ~75 species collected.

*new to park
**=new to city

ASCOMYCETES

Annulohypoxylon annulatum
*Anteaglonium abbreviatum
*Anteaglonium globosum
Apiosporina morbosa
*Bertia moriformis
Biscogniauxia atropuntata
Camillea punctulata
Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Chlorosplenium chlora
Creosphaeria sassafras
Daldinia childiae
*Diatrype decorticata
Diatrype stigma
Eutypa limiformis
Hypoxylon fragiforme
Hypoxylon howeanum
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Immotthia atrograna
Kretzchmaria deusta
Lachnum virgineum (Dasyscyphus virgineus)
Melogramma gyrosa (Endothia gyrosa)
Mollisia sp.
Nitschkia broomeana
*Patellaria atrata
Peroneutypa scoparia (Eutypella scoparia)
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
Propolis farinosa
Pseudolachnea hispidula
Psiloglonium pusilum
Whalleya microplaca
Xylaria liquidambris
Unidentified hysterioid fungus
Unidentified discomycete (hairy, brown, with yellow fringe)

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Botryobasidium aureum
Hydnophlebia chrysorhiza (Phanerochaete chrysorhiza)
Hymenochaetopsis olivacea (Hymenochaete olivacea)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Peniophora incarnata
Phlebia radiata
Phlebia tremellosa
Plicaturopsis crispa
Radulodon copelandii
Serpula himanthoides
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum complicatum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Merismodes anomala

GASTEROMYCETES

Calvatia gigantea (old)
Crucibulum laeve
Lycoperdon pyriforme

GILLED FUNGI

Flammulina velutipes
Hypholoma fasciculare
Mycena semivestipes
Panellus stipticus
Pleurotus osteratus
Schizophyllum commune

JELLY FUNGI

Exidia recisa
Myxarium nucleatum

POLYPORES

Antrodia malicola
Cerioporus squamosus (Polyporus squamosus)
Daedaleopsis confragrosa
Grifola frondosa (old)
Irpex lacteus
Ischnoderma resinosum (old)
Laetiporus sulphureus (old)
Lentinus brumalis (Polyporus brumalis)
Neofavolus alveolaris
Phellinus gilvus
Phellinus robiniae
Phellinus sp. (resupinate, on oak)
Porodisculus pendulus
Trametes betulina (Lenzites betulina)
Trametes conchifer
Trametes gibbosa
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

MYXOMYCETES

Hemitrichia sp.
Lycogala epidendrum
Metatrichia vesparium

Seton Falls, Bronx 02/16/2019

NYMS Pop-Up Walk, Long Pond Park, Staten Island, 2.9.2019

ASCOMYCETES

Berkleasmium conglobatum
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Camillea punctulata
Camillea tinctor
Diatrype stigma
Diatrype virescens
Fracchiaea broomeana (Nitschkia broomeana)
Hypoxylon fragiforme
Hypoxylon perforatum
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Hysterium angustatum
Hysterioid spp.
Lasiosphaeris hirsuta complex (Lasiosphaeria hirsuta complex)
Melogramma gyrosum (Endothia gyrosa)
Mollisia sp.
Nectria cinnabarina
Patellaria atrata
Patellaria sp. w/ white subiculum with brown pigments in the paraphyses?
Peroneutypa scoparia (Eutypella scoparia)
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
Rosellinia subiculata
Whalleya microplaca

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Byssocorticium atrovirens
Corticium roseum
Hymenochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Hymenochaetopsis tabacina (Hymenochaete tabacina)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Radulodon copelandii
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum complicatum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum ostrea
Tulasnella violea (?)
Xylobolus frustulatus

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Merismodes anomala

GILLED FUNGI

Crepidotus sp.
Flammulina velutipes
Hebeloma sp.
Hypholoma lateritium
Panellus stipticus

JELLY FUNGI

Exidia recisa
Tremella aurantia
Tremella sp.

POLYPORES

Daedaleopsis confragosa
Irpex lacteus
Laetiporus sp. (OLD)
Phellinus gilvus
Phellinus robiniae
Porodisculus pendulus
Trametes betulina (Lenzites betulina)
Trametes cinnabarina (Pycnoporus cinnabarinus)
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

Long Pond Park, SI – 02/09/2019

NYMS Pop-Up Walk, Long Pond Park, Staten Island, 2.9.2019

ASCOMYCETES

Berkleasmium conglobatum
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Camillea punctulata
Camillea tinctor
Diatrype stigma
Diatrype virescens
Fracchiaea broomeana (Nitschkia broomeana)
Hypoxylon fragiforme
Hypoxylon perforatum
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Hysterium angustatum
Hysterioid spp.
Lasiosphaeris hirsuta complex (Lasiosphaeria hirsuta complex)
Melogramma gyrosum (Endothia gyrosa)
Mollisia sp.
Nectria cinnabarina
Patellaria atrata
Patellaria sp. w/ white subiculum with brown pigments in the paraphyses?
Peroneutypa scoparia (Eutypella scoparia)
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
Rosellinia subiculata
Whalleya microplaca

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Byssocorticium atrovirens
Corticium roseum
Hymenochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Hymenochaetopsis tabacina (Hymenochaete tabacina)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Radulodon copelandii
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum complicatum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum ostrea
Tulasnella violea (?)
Xylobolus frustulatus

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Merismodes anomala

GILLED FUNGI

Crepidotus sp.
Flammulina velutipes
Hebeloma sp.
Hypholoma lateritium
Panellus stipticus

JELLY FUNGI

Exidia recisa
Tremella aurantia
Tremella sp.

POLYPORES

Daedaleopsis confragosa
Irpex lacteus
Laetiporus sp. (OLD)
Phellinus gilvus
Phellinus robiniae
Porodisculus pendulus
Trametes betulina (Lenzites betulina)
Trametes cinnabarina (Pycnoporus cinnabarinus)
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

Kissena Park – 02/03/2019

NYMS Pop-Up Walk, Kissena Park, Queens, February 3, 2019

Eleven people showed up for the first ever NYMS walk in Kissena Park. A mild day after a cold, cold week. We turned up some interesting fungi: Rhytidhysteron rufulum, which had been found only once before in NYC (February 2016 in High Rock Park, Staten Island, found by Hiromi); and a couple of firsts for the city – the fantastically fragrant Trametes suaveolens, growing on a dead cottonwood tree; Hypoxylon perforatum; the slime mold Dictydiaethalium plumbeum.

*= New to NYC

ASCOMYCETES

Annulohypoxylon sp.
Apiosporina morbosa
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Cosmospora sp.
Diatrype stigma
Durella sp.
Eutypa limiformis
Eutypella scoparia
*Hypoxylon perforatum
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Kretzschmaria deusta
Melogramma gyrosum
Nitschkia broomeana
Oedohysterium sinense
Patellaria atrata
Phomopsis sp. (on pokeweed)
Psiloglonium pusillum
Rhytidhysteron rufulum
Unknown Eutypelloid Pyrenomycete on a brown stroma
Unknown bitunicate on London Plane (Lophiostomataceae)
Unknown brown blobby thing

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Byssomerulius corium
Hymenochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Peniophora incarnata
Stereum complictum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Merismodes anomala

POLYPORES

Antrodia malicola
Ceriporia sp.
Daedaleopsis confragosa
Irpex lactea
Laetiporus sp. (OLD)
Phellinus robiniae
Tremetes betulina (Lenzites betulina)
Trametes conchifer
Trametes gibbosa
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes lactinea
*Trametes suaveolens
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

GILLED FUNGI

MUSHROOMS
Flammulina velutipes
Panellus stipticus
Resupinatus applicatus
Schizophyllum commune

GASTEROMYCETES

Crucibulum laeve
Cyathus striatus
Calvatia gigantea

JELLY FUNGI

Exidia glandulosa
Exidia recisa
Myxarium nucleatum
Tremella aurantiaMYXOMYCETES

*Dictydiaethalium plumbeum
Hemitrchia sp.
Metatrichia vesparium

Inwood Hill Park – 01/26/2019

Inwood Hill Park 1/26/2019
A seasonably cold and beautiful day following a day of rain and some very very cold days earlier in the week. About 12 people attending a 3 hr walk. 70 species so far. Additions/corrections welcome and sure to come. Thanks to Vivien Tartter (=Vicky) for compiling our list.
*=new to park
**=new to city

ASCOMYCETES

Annulohypoxylon annulatum
Annulohypoxylon truncatum
Apiosporina morbosa
Berkleasmium concinnum
Biscogniauxia marginata?
Camillea punctulata
Camillea tinctor
Cosmospora sp.
Creosphaeria sassafras
Cryptovalsa prominens
Diatrype stigma
Dinemasporium decipiens
Eutypa limiformis
Eutypella cf. leprosa
Eutypella quaternata
*Graphostroma platystomum
Hypoxylon howeanum
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Hypoxylon sp.
Hysterobrevium mori
Immotthia atrograna
Kretzschmaria deusta
Lasiosphaeria hirsuta complex
Melogramma gyrosa (Endothia gyrosa)
Nectria cinnabarina
Nitschkia confertula
Peroneutypa scoparia (Eutypella scoparia)
Patellaria atrata
Phomopsis (on Pokeweed)
Psiloglonium pusillum
Whalleya microplaca

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Athelia sp.
Hymenochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Peniophora incarnata
Phlebia tremellosa
Plicaturopsis crispa
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum ostrea
Stereum complicatum
Xylobolus frustulatus
Various unidentified crust fungi

GILLED FUNGI

Armillaria mellea (rhizomorphs)
Coprinellus domesticus/radians (ozonium)
Flammulina velutipes
Lentinellus ursinus
Panellus stipticus
Pleurotus ostreatus
Schizophyllum commune

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Merismodes anomala

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia angiospermarum
Exidia glandulosa
Exidia recisa
Tremella aurantia
Tremella mesenterica

POLYPORES

Antrodia malicola?
Cerioporus dryadus (Polyporus dryadus) (very old)
Daedaleopsis confragosa
*Dentocorticium portoricense
Gloeoporus dichrous
Irpex lactea
Ischnoderma resinosum
Neofavolus alveolaris
*Pseudoinonotus dryadus
Trametes conchifer
Trametes gibbosa
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes versicolor
Tyromyces chioneus?

GASTEROMYCETES

Apioperdon pyriforme (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

MYXOMYCETES

Physarum sp.
Unidentified sp.

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.

Else-with-amanitas-by-Nhu-Nguyen

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 their talk.

Pelham Bay Park – 01/12/2019

Pelham Bay Park 1/12/2019
About 15 people attending. Seasonably cold but sunny, with little wind. ~80 species so far.
*=new to park
**=new to city

ASCOMYCETES

Ancanthostigma multiseptatum
Annulohypoxylon multiforme
Anteaglonium globosum
Apiosporina morbosa
Ascocoryne cylichnium
Biscogniauxia actropunctata
Bisporella citrina
Camillea punctulata
Camillea tinctor
Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Cosmospora sp.
Creosphaeria sassafras
*Dactylospora stygia
Daldinia childiae
Diatrype stigma
Dinemasporium decipiens
Eutypa limiformis
Eutypa spinosa
Eutypella scoparia
Eutypella sp.
Graphostroma platystoma
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Hypoxylon sp.
Hysterioid sp.
Immotthia atrograna
Melogramma gyrosum (Endothia gyrosa)
Patellaria atrata
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
Phomopsis sp. (on bitternut hickory twig)
Psiloglonium pusillum
*Stibella sp.
Whalleya microplaca

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Botryobasidium aureum
*Byssocorticium atrovirens
Corticium roseum
Hymenochaete tabacina
Hymenochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Peniophora incarnata
Phlebia incarnata
Plicaturopsis crispa
Serpula himantioides
Stereum complicatum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Merismodes anomala

GASTEROMYCETES

Crucibulum laeve
Lycoperdon pyriforme

GILLED FUNGI

Flammulina velutipes
Lentinellus ursinus
Panellus stipticus
Schizophyllum commune
Tubaria sp.

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia angiospermarum
Exidia recisa
Tremella aurantia
Tremella mesenterica

POLYPORES

Antrodia malicola
Bjerkandera adusta
Daedeleopsis confragrosa
Ganoderma applanatum
Ganoderma sessile
Gloeoporus dichrous
Heterobasidion annosum
*Inonotus hispidus
Irpex lacteus
Phaeolus schweinitzii
Phellinus gilvus
Phellinus robiniae
Piptoporus betulinus
*Porodisculus pendulus
Pseudoinonotus dryadeus (Inonotus dryadeus)
Trametes betulina (Lenzites betulina)
Trametes cinnabarina (Pycnoporus cinnabarinus)
Trametes conchifer (Poronidulus conchifer)
Trametes gibbosa
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes versicolor
Trametes cf. lactinea
Trichaptum biforme
Tyromyces chioneus

MYXOMYCETES

Lycogola epidendrum
Metatrichia vesparium