2019 Fungi Observations by Gene Kremer

2018 observations
2017 observations
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 praecox

saved - yes
spore print - cinnamon brown
2019-09-11 Aon well decayed wood; cap 2-4 cm, cream with brown small umbo, darkening to tan-brown with age; gills cream becoming orangish-brown, attached; stipe 3-4 cm x .5 cm, equal, cream and grayish; odor/taste unremarkable; spore print brown; KOH turning pileus darker brown.
Russula albonigra

saved - yes
spore print -
2019-07-28 Aon ground in mixed woods; cap 6 cm x 7 cm, glaborus, white quickly turning gray on handling and black upon bruising; gills white turning black on testing for lactation; stipe 4cm x 1.5 cm, white turning black on handling; odor/taste unremarkable.

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