2017 Fungi Observations by Gene Kremer

2016 observations
2015 and previous years observations

Intended to document some of the local diversity of mushrooms and other fungi, and as practice in observation and identification of fungi. Best viewed with Firefox.
Primary Location: mixed woods (aspen, fir, maple, birch, pine) 20 miles north of Duluth, MN 47.043 N 92.095 W

common name
scientific name
date location/substrate;cap;gills;stipe;spore print;microscopic notes; comments...right-click /view image for detail
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Agrocybe acericola
saved - yes
spore print - rusty brown
2017-06-265-9 cm mushrooms on disturbed ground with buried wood; cap cream to tan at center, smooth, hygrophanous, 3-7 cm convex to planar with wavy edge; gills close, adnate or slightly notched, cream turning dusky brown then rusty brown; stipe 4-7 cm x 0.7-1.2 cream slightly yellowing slowly, membranous partial veil in 'pinwheel' pattern leaving ring, abrupt basal bulb with white rhizomorphs and tiny new fruits; flesh white, odor farinaceous/unpleasant, taste mealy/bitter; spore print dull rusty brown.
Gandoderma cf. appalantum
saved - yes
spore print - no
2017-04-16 Polypore on base of red maple, shelving, 6-30 cm diameter, hard (last year's/multi year), cream colored, broad ridges; pores very small but visible, grey; large without stipe, small with 4 x 1.5 cm stipe, smooth, hard white (same as pilipeleus) context rusty brown, thin

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2017-

References:
Mushrooms of the Midwest by Kuo and Methven
Mushrrooms of Northeastern North America by Bessette & Fischer
Boletes of North America by Bessette
Mushrooms Demystified by David Arona
Fascinating Fungi of the North Woods by Cora Mollen and Larry Weber
Lichens of North America by Brodo
several publications by Paul Stamets
How to identify Mushrooms...I, III, and VI by Largent & Baroni