Forest Park Species List - 4/1/12
Posted by pabloski on April 04 2012 16:46
From Gary Lincoff:

About 30 people attended. More than 30 different mushrooms appeared.

An April Fool's Day joke - awaiting us at the meeting place for our Forest Park walk today was a cluster of very fresh mushrooms. Large fleshy mushrooms. Something we could hardly imagine after a month without rain. Still, there was a cluster of mushrooms - curiously at the base of the wooden standard that held the map of the park. It was a mushroom we rarely see in our area - a large, long-stemmed oyster-like mushroom. It's used to be called Pleurotus strigosus. It's a white mushroom with a strigose stem (having appressed hairs). It's now called Lentinus levis. It can't go on our Forest Park list because it's really from North Carolina, alas.

Nor can morels go on our list today. We didn't find even one morel, but someone on the walk told us he found two in Forest Park last year. So, there's hope.

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ASCOMYCETES

JELLY FUNGI

CRUST and PARCHMENT FUNGI

POLYPORES

GILLED MUSHROOMS

GASTEROMYCETES