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High Rock Park – 6/15/2019

High Rock Park Staten Island
NYMS Pop-Up Walk, High Rock Park, Staten Island, 6.15.19
*= New to Park
**= New to City

ASCOMYCETES

Annulohypoxylon sp.
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
*Biscogniauxia mediterranea
Camillea tinctor
*Diatrype decorticata
Diatrype stigma
Eutypa spinosa
Eutypella scoparia
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Melogramma gyrosum
Mollisia sp.
Orbilia sp.
Peziza sp.
Scutellinia spp.
**Trichoderma alutaceum (Hypocrea alutacea)
Whalleya microplaca
Xylaria liquidambaris
*Xylocoremium flabelliforme (Xylaria cubensis anamorph)

CORAL FUNGI

Artomyces pyxidatus (Clavicorona pyxidata)

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Botryobasidium sp.
Helicogloea compressa (Leucogloea compressa)
Hydnochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum complicatum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus

GASTEROMYCETES

Crucibulum laeve
Pseudocolus fusiformis

GILLED FUNGI

Amanita sp.
Conocybe alpapa
Coprinellus micaceus (Coprinus micaceus)
Crepidotus applanatus
Entomola sp.
Gerronema strombodes
Gymnopus sp.
Hygrocybe cantharellus
Lacrymaria lacrymabunda (Psathyrella velutina)
Lactarius sp.
Lentinellus ursinus
Megacollybia rodmani
Mycena spp.
Panellus stipticus
Pholiota granulosa
Pluteus cervinus
Psathyrella candolleana
Psathyrella delineata
Psathyrella sp.
Resupinatus applicatus
Russula spp.
Schizophyllum commune
Stropharia rugosoannulata

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia angiospermarum (Auricularia auricula)
Exidia crenata (Exidia recisa)
Guepiniopsis buccina
Tremella aurantia

POLYPORES

Bjerkandera adusta
Ceriporia spissa
Cerioporus varius (Polyporus varius)
Daedaleopsis confragosa
Ganoderma applanatum
Ganoderma lobatum
Gloeoporus dichrous
Hapalopilus nidulans
Irpex lacteus
Laetiporus sulphureus
Lentinus arcularius (Polyporus arcularius)
Phellinus robiniae
Rigidoporus crocatus
Trametes cinnabarina (Pycnoporus cinnabarinus)
Trametes gibbosa
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes lactinea
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

MYXOMYCETES

Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
Ceratiomyxa porioides
Fuligo septica
Lycogala epidendrum
Reticularia splendens

Woodlawn Cemetery – 6/02/2019

Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx NYMS walk
Woodlawn Cemetery – Gary Lincoff Memorial Walk 6/02/2019
3 hr walk, ~25 people attending. Warm day with threatened rain not arriving but abundant rain over the last two weeks and mostly cool for late spring temperatures. >70 species so far including lichens.

ASCOMYCETES

Apiosporina morbosa
Barbatosphaeria barbirostris
Berkleasmium conglobatum
Cryptovalsa prominens
Eutypa sp.
Eutypella leprosa
Eutypella scoparia
Helminthosporium oligosporum
Hyalorbilia sp
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Hypoxylon spp.
Kretzchmaria deusta
Macrodiplodiopsis desmazieri (Splanchnonema platani)
Nitschkia broomeana
Orbilia sp.
Patellaria atrata
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
Rosellinia subiculata
Sphaerosporium lignatile
Xylaria polymorpha
Xylocoremium flabelliforme (anamorph of Xylaria cubensis)

BOLETES

Xerocomellus chrysanteron (Boletus chrysanteron)

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Dendrothele nivosa
Hydnochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Stereum complicatum
Stereum ostrea

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Henningsomyces candidus
Merismodes sp.

GILLED FUNGI

Agaricus sect. Agaricus
Amanita muscaria
Amanita vaginata
Conocybe apala (Conocybe lactea)
Inocybe sp.
Laccaria ohiensis
Lacrymaria lacrymabunda (Psathyrella velutina)
Marasmius oreades
Panaeolina foenisecii (Panaeolus foenisecii)
Panus neostrigosus
Parasola plicatilis (Coprinus plicatilis)
Pluteus cervinus
Pluteus petasatus
Psathyrella candolleana
Psathyrella spp.
Rickenella fibula
Russula sp.
Schizophyllum commune
Stropharia rugosoannulata

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia angiospermarum (Auricularia auricula)
Exidia crenata (Exidia recisa)
Tremella sp.

POLYPORES

Cerioporia sp. (purple, resupinate)
Daedaleopsis confragosa
Ganoderma sessile
Irpex lacteus
Pseudoinonotus dryadeus (Inonotus dryadeus)
Trametes conchifer (Poronidulus conchifer)
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

MYXOMYCETES

Fuligo septica
Hemitrichia serpula?
Lycogala epidendrum
Several unidentified myxos

LICHENS

Candelaria concolor
Dimelaena oreina
Flavoparmelia caperata
Lepraria sp.
Marchandiomyces sp.
Myelochroa aurulenta
Parmelia sulcata
Parmotrema sp.
Phaeophyscia pusilloides
Physcia millegrana
Physcia stellaris
Physcia thomsoniana
Physciella chloantha
Punctelia rudecta
Xanthoparmelia sp.

Seton Falls Park – 5/19/2019

Seton Falls Bronx
NYMS/NYC Wildflower Week Mushroom Walk Seton Falls Park, Queens 5/19/2019
3 hr walk, ~15 people attending
This is only our second walk in this park, so almost all below are new-to-park. Spring has been cool and wet but both yesterday and today were sunny and seasonably pleasant.
About 75 species collected with more to follow.

**New to city

ASCOMYCETES

Apiosporina morbosa
Arachnopeziza aurata
**Ascobolus sp. (on raccoon poop)
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Biscogniauxia marginata
Biscogniauxia mediterranea
Camillea tinctor
Cosmospora sp.
Diatrype decorticata
Diatrype stigma
Eutypella cf. leprosa
Eutypella scoparia
Graphostroma platystoma
Helvella cf. acetabolum
Hypoxylon howeanum (anamorph and teleomorph)
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Hypoxylon sp. on beech (possibly H. multiforme or H. cohaerens)
Hysterium angustatum
Kretzchmaria deusta
Lachnum virgineum (Dasyschyphus virgineum)
Mollisia sp.
Nitschkia broomeana
Periconia cookei
Peziza repanda
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
Whalleya microplaca
Xylaria hypoxylon
Xylaria liquidambris
Xylaria polymorpha

CORAL FUNGI

Artomyces pixidatus

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Hymenochaeteopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Phlebia tremellosa
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum complicatum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Merismodes fasciculata

GILLED FUNGI

Agrocybe dura
Agrocybe sp.
Armillaria mellea (rhizomorphs)
Bolbitius titubans
Coprinellus micaceus (Coprinus micaceus)
Inocybe sp.
Marasmius strictipes
Mycena haematopus
Mycena niveipes
Mycena sp. (tiny white , finely hairy stipe)
Mycena sp. (densely clustered, long stipes)
Panellus stipticus
Parasola plicatilis (Coprinus plicatilis)
Pholiota granulosa
Pleurotus ostreatus
Pluteus cervinus grp.
Schizophyllum commune

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia angiospermarum (Auricularia auricula)
Exidia crenata (Exidia recisa)
Exidia nigricans (Exidia glandulosa)
Hormomyces auriantiacus
Tremella aurantia
Tremella mesenterica
Tremella sp.

POLYPORES

Irpex lacteus
Lentinus arcularius (Polyporus arcularius)
Phellinus gilvus
Phellinus robiniae
Porodisculus pendulus
Trametes gibbosa
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

MYXOMYCETES

Arcyria cf. denudata
Lycogola epidendrum
Metatrichia vesparium
Reticularia lycoperdon

Inwood Hill Park – 5/12/19

5/12/19 – Pop up Walk Inwood Hill Park (Rainy Mother’s Day)
Temperatures in the week before the walk from lows in the high 50s to highs in the low 70s. Raining persistently throughout the walk. Five people present for a short 1.5 hr walk.
*new to park **new to city

ASCOMYCETES

Eutypa spinosa*
Kretzschmaria deusta
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
Scutellinia sp. or spp.
Whalleya microplaca
Xylaria hypoxylon

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Hymenochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Peniophora albobadia
Plicaturopsis crispa
Stereum complicatum
Stereum ostrea

GILLED FUNGI

Coprinopsis atramentaria
Gymnopus semihirtipes*
Rhizomarasmius pyrrhocephalus
Mycena galericulata
Mycena niveipes**
Panellus stipticus
Schizophyllum commune

JELLY FUNGI

Exidia crenata (Exidia recisa)

POLYPORES

Cerioporus squamosus
Cerrena unicolor
Daedalea quercina
Ganoderma sessile
Irpex lacteus
Perenniporia cf. medulla-panis*
Phellinus robiniae
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

Kissena Park – 04/27/2019

Kissena Park, Pop-up Walk 4/27/2019
4 hr walk, ~30 people attending
Nice spring day. Conditions on the ground were wet – has been a lot of rain including all day yesterday. Because this is only our second walk in this park, there is a lot that is new to park. >60 species.
* New to park
**New to city

ASCOMYCETES

*Anteaglonium globosum
Apiosporina morbosa
*Arachnopeziza sp.
Biscogniauxia atropuntata
Biscogniauxia mediterranea
*Camillea punctulata
Diatrype stigma
*Eutypella leprosa
Eutypa maura
Fracchiaea broomeana (Nitschkia broomeana)
Helminthosporium velutinum
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
*Hypoxylon sp. anamorph
*Hysterobrevium mori
*Mollisia sp.
*Morchella americana
Patellaria atrata
*Peziza sp.
*Rosellinia corticium
*Splanchnonema platani (and its anamorph Macrodiplodiopsis desmazieresii)
*Whalleya microplaca

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

*Hydnophlebia chrysorhiza (Phanerochaete chrysorhiza)
Hymenochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
*Peniophora incarnata
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum complicatum
Stereum ostrea

GASTEROMYCETES

Apioperdon pyriforme (Lycoperdon pyriforme) (old)
Calvatia gigantea (old)

GILLED FUNGI

*Agrocybe praecox grp.
Armillaria mellea (rhizomorphs)
*Coprinellus micaceus
*Hebeloma sp.
*Hypholoma fasciculare
Panellus stipticus
*Parasola plicatilis
*Pluteus cervinus
*Pluteus petasatus?
Resupinatus applicatus
Schizophyllum commune
*Stropharia rugosoannulata
*Tubaria furfuracea

JELLY FUNGI

*Auricularia angiospermarum (Auricularia auricula)
*Dacromyces sp.
Exidia crenata
Exidia nigricans (Exidia glandulosa)
Tremella aurantia

POLYPORES

*Cerioporus squamosus
Daedaleopsis confragosa
*Ganoderma curtisii
*Gloeoporus dichrous
*Grifola frondosa (old)
Irpex lacteus
Phellinus robiniae
Trametes conchifer (Poronidulus conchifer)
Trametes gibbosa
Trametes betulina (Lenzites betulina)
Trametes suaveolens
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

MYXOMYCETES

Stemonitis sp. (old)

LICHENS

Xanthomendoza weberi

Prospect Park – 4/20/2019

Prospect Park Pop-up Walk 4/20/2019
2.5 hour walk, ~15 people attending. It had rained the night before and in the morning just before the walk, 61 degrees. Temperatures had been in the mid to upper sixties during the week. ~45 species so far, including six Morchella punctipes
*=new to park , **new to city

ASCOMYCETES

Apiosporina morbosa
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Biscogniauxia marginata
Daldinia sp.
Diatrype stigma
Fracchiaea broomeana
Hypoxylon fragiforme
Kretzschmaria deusta
Melogramma gyrosum
*Morchella punctipes
Whalleya microplaca

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Hydnochaete olivacea
Peniophora albobadia
Punctularia strigosozonata
Schizopora paradoxa
Stereum ostrea
Stereum complicatum
Xylobolus frustulatus

GILLED FUNGI

Armillaria mellea (rhizomorphs)
Coprinellus micaceus
Lentinellus ursinus
Panellus stipticus
Plicarutopsis crispa
Resupinatus applicatus
Schizophyllum commune

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia angiospermarum
Exidia crenata
Exidia nigricans
Myxarium nucleatum

POLYPORES

Daedaleopsis confragrosa
Ganoderma applanatum
Ganoderma curtisii
Gloeporus dichrous
Irpex lacteus
Neofavolus alveolaris
Phellinus gilvus
Polyporus squamosus
Porodisculus pendulus
Pycnoporous cinnabarinus
Trametes betulina
Trametes conchifer
Trametes gibbosa
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes versicolor
Trametopsis cervina
Trichaptum biforme

MYXOMYCETES

Trichia sp.

Alley Pond Park – 04/14/2019

NYMS Pop-Up Walk, Alley Pond Park, Queens, April 14, 2019
A gorgeous day, cool and sunny. About 16 people found 83 species including the spring harbingers, Gyromitra korfii, Pluteus cervinus, and Bolbitius titubans; we found Coccomyces strobi, which is a new for us in the city; and Eutypella quaternata, which we’ve never before found in Alley Pond Park.
New to City – *
New to Park – **

ASCOMYCETES

Annulohypoxylon annulatum
Anteaglonium globosum
Apiosporina morbosa
Bertia moriformis
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Camillea punctulata
Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Chlorosplenium chlora
Coccomyces strobi*
Coniochaeta ligniaria
Cosmospora sp. (Dialonectria sp.?)
Creosphaeria sassafras
Diatrype decorticata
Diatrype stigma
Dinemasporium sp.
Daldinia childiae
Eutypella leprosa
Eutypella quaternata**
Fracchiaea broomeana (Nitschkia broomeana)
Gyromitra korfii
Helminthosporium velutinum (? Need to check conidia)
Hyaloschypha sp.
Hypoxylon fragiforme
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Hypoxylon sp. (on Prunus)
Hypoxylon sp. (on Beech not fragiforme germ slit less than full length)
Melogramma gyrosum (Endothia gyrosa)
Mollisia sp.
Patellaria atrata
Penicillium sp.
Peroneutypa scoparia (Eutypella scoparia)
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
Rosellinia corticum
Rosellinia subiculata
Xylaria liquidambaris
Whalleya microplaca
Unidentified – Hypocreales (Hypocrea aurantiaca? Hypomyces aurantius?)
Several unidentified hysterioid fungi
Anamorph on acorns
Pyrenomycete with greenish powdery material inside

CORAL FUNGI

Mucronella sp.

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Botryobasidium sp.
Corticium roseum
Dendrothele nivosa
Hydnophlebia chrysorhiza (Phanerochaete chrysorhiza)
Hymenochaete tabacina
Hymenochaetopsis olivacea
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Radulodon copelandii
Stereum complicatum
Stereum hirsutum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus

Xylobolus subpileatus

GILLED FUNGI

Bolbitius titubans
Flammulina velutipes
Panellus stipticus
Phyllotopsis nidulans
Pluteus cervinus grp.
Resupinatus applicatus
Schizophyllum commune
Tubaria conspersa

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia angiospermarum (Auricularia auricula)
Exidia crenata (Exidia recisa)
Exidia nigricans (Exidia glandulosa)
Myxarium nucleatum

POLYPORES

Antrodia malicola
Daedaleopsis confragosa
Ganoderma sessile
Heterobasidion annosum
Irpex lacteus
Lentinus brumalis (Polyporus brumalis)
Phellinus robiniae
Porodisculus pendulus
Rigidoporus crocatus
Trametes conchifer
Trametes gibbosa
Tramates lactinea
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

MYXOMYCETES

Hemitrichia sp.
Metatrichia vesparium

Pelham Bay Park – 4/7/2019

Pelham Bay Park, Pop-up Walk 4/7/2019
4 hr walk, ~25 people attending. Today was a beautiful spring day, second in a row, following a day and night of rain, but otherwise some dry weeks.
~65 species
* New to park
**New to city

ASCOMYCETES

Anteaglonium abbreviatum
Anteaglonium globosum
Apiosporina morbosa
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Camillea punctulata
**Chaetospharella fusca
Creosphaeria sassafras
Daldinia childiae
Diatrype stigma
Eutypa spinosa
Eutypella cf. leprosa
Eutypella scoparia
Fracchiaea broomeana (Nitschkia broomeana)
*Hyaloscypha sp.
*Hypoxylon perforatum?
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Hypoxylon sp.
Melogramma gyrosa (Endothia gyrosa)
Mollissia cf. cinerea
Patellaria atrata
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
Phomopsis sp. (on Carya)
Rosellinia corticium
Rosellinia sp. (might also be R. corticium)
Whalleya microplaca
Xylaria liquidambar
Unidentified hysterioid spp.

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Botryobasidium aureum?
Hydnophlebia chrysorhiza (Phanerochaete chrysorhiza)
Hymenochaetopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Hymenochaetopsis tabacina (Hymenochaete tabacina)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus

GASTEROMYCETES

Apioperdon pyriforme (Lycoperdon pyriforme)

GILLED FUNGI

Armillaria mellea (rhizomorphs)
Lentinellus ursinus
Panellus stipticus
*Pholiota highlandensis
Pleurotus ostreatus
Resupinatus applicatus
Schizophyllum commune

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia angiospermarum
Exidia crenata (Exidia recisa)


POLYPORES

Daedalea quercina
Ganoderma applanatum
Ganoderma cutisii
Grifola frondosa (old)
Heterobasidion annosum
Inonotus dryadeus (old)
Irpex lacteus
Lentinus brumalis (Polyporus brumalis)
Phellinus robiniae
Porodisculus pendulus
Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Trametes cinnabarina)
Trametes betulina (Lenzites betulina)
Trametes conchifer
Trametes gibbosa
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes lactinea
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

MYXOMYCETES

Lycogala epidendrum
Metatrichia vesparium
Trichia sp.

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

Van Cortlandt Park – 3/30/2019

East side of park, 4 hr walk, ~20 people attending. A beautiful spring day of about 60 following a very wet winter but a very dry week. Beginning spring flowers and spring peepers.
~70 species
*=new to park , **new to city

ASCOMYCETES

Annulohypoxylon annulatum
Apiosporina morbosa
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Biscogniauxia marginata
Chlorociboria aeruginascens
Coniochaeta ligniaria
Cosmospora sp. (cf. Dialonectria episphaeria)
Creosphaeria sassafras
Diatrype decorticata
Diatrype stigma
Dinemasporium cf. affine
Eutypa limaeformis
Eutypa spinosa
Eutypella scoparia
Fracchiae broomeana (Nitschkia broomeana)
Hypoxylon fragiforme
Hypoxylon howeanum
Hypoxylon rubiginosum
Immotthia atrograna
Lophodermium pinastri
Melogramma gyrosa (Endothia gyrosa)
Nitschkia confertula
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
Pseudolachnea hispidula
Psiloglonium pusilium
Rosellinia subiculata
Several unidentified hysterioid fungi

CRUSTS & PARCHMENT

Botryobasidium sp.
Hymenochaete tabacina
Hymenochaeteopsis olivacea (Hydnochaete olivacea)
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora cinerea
Peniophora incarnata
Radulodon copelandii
Stereum complicatum
Stereum ostrea
Xylobolus frustulatus
Xylobolus subpileatus

CYPHELLOID FUNGI

Merismodes sp.

GILLED FUNGI

Armillaria mellea (rhizomorphs)
Coprinellus sp. ozonium
Flammulina velutipes (old)
Panellus stipticus
Pleurotus ostreatus (old)
Schizophyllum commune

JELLY FUNGI

Auricularia angiospermarum
Exidia crenata (Exidia recisa)
Myxarium nucleatum

POLYPORES

Ceriporia varius (Polyporus varius)
Daedaleopsis confragosa
Ganoderma applanatum
Gloeoporus dichrous
Grifola frondosa (old)
Irpex lacteus
Laetiporus sulphureus (old)
Neofavolus alveolaris
Phellinus robiniae
Porodisculus pendulus
Trametes betulina (Lenzites betulina)
Trametes cinnabarina ((Pycnoporus cinnabarina)
Trametes conchifer (Poronidulus conchifer)
Trametes hirsute
Trametes lactinea
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme

MYXOMYCETES

Hemitrichia sp.
Metatrichia vesparium
Perichaena depressa