BMC foray at the Upton State Forest

BMClogoOn Sunday, Sept. 21, the Boston Mycological Club held a foray at the Upton State Forest, where we were hosted by the Friends of the Upton State Forest. The weather has been dry but we still found a lot of mushrooms. As the finds came in, we distributed them on two tables; on one the fungi were arranged according to macromorphology (agarics, polypores, etc), as usual; on the second table the fungi were divided according to nutritional modes. A preliminary, partial checklist is at the bottom of this post.

Bill Taylor (FUSF) introduced the history of the property before everyone went collecting. Photo by Marcella Stasa

Bill Taylor (FUSF) introduced the history of the property before everyone went collecting. Photo by Marcella Stasa

Some of the mushrooms. Photo by Mary Beauchamp.

Some of the fungi that resulted from an hour and half of collecting by the group. Photo by Mary Beauchamp.

Sorting by form. Photo by Marcella Stasa.

Sorting by form. Photo by Marcella Stasa.

Sorting by ecology. Photo by Marcella Stasa.

Sorting by ecology. Photo by Marcella Stasa.

Some fungi are hard to categorize. Photo by Marcella Stasa.

Some fungi are hard to categorize. Photo by Marcella Stasa.

Preliminary (and incomplete) checklist of finds:

Ascomycetes:

  • Bisporella citrina
  • Chlorociboria aeruginascens
  • Chlorosplenium chlora
  • Coccomyces tumidum
  • Dasyscyphus virgineus
  • Hyalorbilia sp.
  • Hypocrea sp.
  • Rhytisma sp. on leaves of Ilex verticillata
  • Rosellinia subiculata

Basidiomycetes:

  • Daedalea quercina
  • Exidia recisa
  • Ganoderma applanatum
  • Piptoporus betulinus
  • Postia fragilis
  • Scleroderma citrina
  • Steccherinum ochraceum
  • Stereum complicatum
  • Stereum ostrea
  • Tapinella atrotomentosa
  • Tomentella sp.
  • Trametes versicolor
  • Tremella mesenterica
  • Trichaptum biforme
  • Tyromyces chioneus
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