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Fungi of the Cowling Arboretum: An Incomplete List

The following is a far from complete list of the macrofungi of the arb. Species are arranged alphabetically by genus, then species. Each species name is followed by the authority (vital in the complex and ever-changing realm of fungal taxonomy) and then a common name if there is one.

  • Agaricus placomyces Peck complex.
  • Amanita vaginata (Bulliard : Fries) Vittadinii; grisette.
  • Amanita vaginata var. alba (Bulliard : Fries) Vittadinii; white grisette.
  • Amanita virosa LaMarck; destroying angel.
  • Apiosporina morbosa (Schweinitz) van Arx; black knot.
  • Armillaria melleas Vahl: Fries; honey mushroom.
  • Auriscalpum vulgare S. F. Gray; pine cone fungus.
  • Bisporella citrina Bolton : Fries.
  • Boletus cf. oliveisporus (Murrill) Murrill.
  • Bovista pila Berkeley and Curtis; tumbling puffball.
  • Cantharellus cibarius (Fries) Quélet; chanterelle.
  • Clavulina cristata (Fries) Schroeter.
  • Clitocybe sp.
  • Coprinus atramentarius (Bulliard ex Fries) Fries; alcohol inky.
  • Coprinus comatus (Muller : Fries) S. F. Gray; shaggy mane.
  • Coprinus micaceus (Fries) Bulliard.
  • Crepidotus sp.
  • Cyathus olla (Batsch) Persoon; splash cup.
  • Cyathus striatus Hudson : Persoon; striate splash cup, bird's nest fungus.
  • Dacryopinax spathularia (Schwein.) G.W. Martin.
  • Daldinia concentrica Bolton : Fries; carbon ball.
  • Entoloma abortivum Berkeley & Curtis; aborted entoloma
  • Flammulina velutipes (Fries) Karsten; velvet foot.
  • Ganoderma applanatum (Persoon) Patouillard; artist's conk.
  • Ganoderma tsugae Murrill; hemlock varnish shelf.
  • Grifola frondosa (Dickson : Fries) S. F. Gray; hen of the woods.
  • Gyrodon merulioides (Schweinitz) Singer; ash-tree bolete.
  • Gyroporus castaneus (Bulliard : Fries) Quélet; chestnut bolete.
  • Hericium coralloides (Scopoli: Fries) Persoon; coral tooth.
  • Hypsizygus ulmariusBulliard : Fries; elm oyster.
  • Lactarius cf. psammicola Fries.
  • Laetiporus cincinnatus (Morgan) Burdsall; white-pored chicken mushroom.
  • Laetiporus sulphureus (Bulliard : Fries) Murrill; sulphur shelf.
  • Langermannia gigantea (Batsch : Persoon) Rostkovious; giant puffball.
  • Leucopaxillus cf. albissimus ( Peck) Singer; white leucopax.
  • Lycoperdon marginatum Vittadini; peeling puffball.
  • Lycoperdon perlatum Persoon; gem-studded puffball.
  • Lycoperdon pyriforme Schaeffer : Persoon; pear-shaped puffball.
  • Macrolepiota procera (Scopoli) Singer; parasol.
  • Marasmius oreades (Bolton) Fries; fairy-ring mushroom.
  • Marasmius rotula (Scopoli : Fries) Fries; pinwheel marasmius.
  • Morchella esculenta Fries; common morel.
  • Mycena haematopus (Fries) Quélet; bleeding mycena.
  • Mycena leaiana (Berk.) Sacc.
  • Panellus serotinus (Fries) R. Kuhner; late oyster.
  • Peziza sp.; elfin cup.
  • Phallus impudicus Persoon; common stinkhorn.
  • Phallus ravenelli Berkeley and Curtis; Ravenel's stinkhorn.
  • Pholiota aurivella (Batsch) Fries.
  • Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacquin: Fries) Fries; common oyster.
  • Pleurotus populinus Hilber & Miller; poplar oyster.
  • Polyporus arcularius (Batsch) Fries; spring polypore.
  • Polyporus badius (Persoon) Schweinitz; black-footed polypore.
  • Polyporus squamosus Hudson : Fries; dryad's saddle.
  • Poronidulus conchifer (Schweinitz) Murill.
  • Pycnoporus cinnabarinus (Jacquin : Fries) Karsten; cinnabar polypore.
  • Scleroderma citrinum Persoon; Common Earthball
  • Scleroderma michiganense Guzman
  • Scutellinia scutellata (Linnaeus ex Fries) Lambotte; eyelash cup.
  • Tapinella atrotomentosus (Batsch : Fries) Fries; velvet-footed pax.
  • Trametes hirsuta (Wulf. ex Fr.) Pilát.
  • Trametes versicolor (Linnaeus) Pilát; turkey tail.
  • Xerula cf. radicata var. alba (Rehlan : Fries) Dorfelt.
  • Xylaria polymorpha (Persoon : Merat) Greville; dead man's fingers.

Fungi were collected and identified by Ted Salk '01 during 1999-2000 and Jeremy Hayward '09 during 2007-08. 

References

Aurora, David. 1986 Mushrooms Demystified, 2nd ed. Ten Speed Press: Berkeley, California.

Bessette, A. E., A. R. Bessette and D. W. Fischer. 1987. Mushrooms of Northeastern North America. Syracuse University Press; Syracuse, New York.

Huffman, D. M., L. H. Tiffany and G. Knaphus. 1989. Mushrooms and other Fungi of the Midcontinental United States. Iowa State University Press; Ames, Iowa.

Thomas, William S. 1948. Field Book of Common MushroomsPutnam Press; New York, New York.

Lincoff, Gary. 1981. National Audobon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms Chanticleer Press; New York, New York.