Foray 2016-06-25

Foray report from northwest side of Cook County

Two dozen folks and kids filtered through the woods on this warm summer day. Butterflies and tiger beetles were common along the trail. Recent rain allowed some mushrooms to make an appearance. Everyone was able to see the large cup fungus Peziza varia (also known as Peziza repanda), puff out clouds of spores (after we blew across the cups). See the other photo for the Gymnopilus, Galiella, Crepidotus, and Psathyrella. The chanterelles have not yet started but the young Omphalotus that we found can be mistaken as chanterelles. Three of the species found had fruited in the spring while some others were older fruitbodies from last year. We recorded 44 different fungi plus 3 kinds of slime molds. Thanks to Rocky and Lorinda for leading the foray.
See description for Peziza repanda
See description for Galiella rufa

Species list by Leacock and Houghtby


Artomyces pyxidatus
Biscogniauxia atropunctata (old)
Boletus campestris group
Cerrena unicolor (old)
Conocybe apala
Coprinellus micaceus
Crepidotus sp. (white)
Crepidotus sp. (brown)
Daedalea quercina (old)
Diatrype aff. stigma (old)
Ductifera pululahuana
Fomitopsis spraguei
Galiella rufa
Ganoderma applanatum
Gymnopilus aff. sapineus
Gymnopus dichrous
Hapalopilus nidulans
Hydnochaete olivacea (old)
Irpex lacteus (old)
Marasmius rotula
Megacollybia rodmani
Mycena haematopus
Omphalotus illudens
Panus conchatus (spring)
Peziza varia (P. repanda)
Phanerochaete chrysorhiza
Pleurotus cf. ostreatus
Pluteus cervinus
Pluteus longistriatus
Polyporus alveolaris (spring)
Polyporus arcularius (spring)
Polyporus varius
Psathyrella sp. (dark tufted hairs)
Psathyrella sp. (wrinkled cap)
Rickenella fibula
Schizophyllum commune
Scutellinia sp.
Stereum hirsutum or S. gausapatum
Stereum ostrea (old)
Trametes hirsuta (old)
Trichaptum biforme (old)
Tyromyces chioneus
Xylaria cornu-damae
Xylocoremium flabelliforme (asexual Xylaria cubensis)

Slime molds:
Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa (white)
Lycogala epidendrum (pink)
Tubifera sp. (red)

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