Fungi, fungi, and more fungi in the park


Fly agaric mushroomFrom the Google cache.

Fungi, fungi, and more fungi

Date: 10/9/05 at 5:40PM

Today, we went looking for fungi in the park at the south east city edge.

Near the farm, now the park’s visitors’ centre, a nest, intended for white storks.

However, they have not used it yet; though the species nests not far away.

Grey herons do nest not far from the farm.

There also walked chickens, guineafowl, and a turkey.

Not as many as there used to be, as occasionally foxes come here.

The first mushroom we saw was a Pholiota.

On a wooden work of art near the farm, several fungi species grew.

They were saprophytic species, living off dead wood.

Including Psathyrella conopilus, with dark heads if it is wet; lighter brown if it is dry.

Other “art loving” species there: a Galerina; and a Crucibulum.

A bit further, near an oak tree, several other mushrooms.

Not saprophytic species, but symbiotic or mycorrhizal fungi, helping trees grow.

Including Inocybe geophylla, its relative Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina; and a Hebeloma.

90% of all trees have mycorrhizal fungi with them.

Often a bit different fungi species when trees are still young; replaced by other fungi species as trees grow older.

A well known mycorrhizal fungus is Amanita muscaria, the fly agaric.

However, the fly agaric is very rare in this local authority; as most of it, including this park, is peaty soil. While the fly agaric needs sandy soil.

On another tree, a saprophytic species again: Coprinus disseminatus.

A bit further: deer mushroom.

And the little red points on trees’ branches of Nectria cinnabarina, coral spot fungus.

On another branch Auricularia auricula-judae, wood ear fungus. One of not many fungi which can survive frost.

A related species is used in Japanese meals.

Smaller, on another twig: Xylaria hypoxylon, candlesnuff fungus.

And Exidia thuretiana, white brain.

A bit further: Coprinus comatus, shaggy mane.

Geastrum triplex

And the beautiful Geastrum triplex, collared earthstar.

A bit further a group of big Lepiota rhacodes, shaggy parasol.

And Stereum rugosum, bleeding broadleaf crust.

On the not so sunny parts of a bridge’s railings: lichen; a symbiosis of fungi and algae.

Near the bridge, Agaricus xanthoderma, yellow-staining mushroom. Poisonous, contrary to its edible relatives.

And another Coprinus.

Near alder trees, in symbiosis with them: Alnicola escharoides.

On the alder: Taphrina alni. A parasite, not a symbiont, this fungus.

Another beautiful earthstar: Geastrum fimbriatum, fringed earthstar.

A bit further: Paxillus involutus.

Polyporus squamosus

On a tree, a big Polyporus squamosus, dryad’s saddle.

Further, a circle of Collybia conferendum.

And Scleroderma citrina, False puffball.

Further: Peniophora rufomarginata, linked to lime-trees.

And small Clavaria on the ground.

Clavulina cinerea and its relative Clavulina coralloides are two species looking somewhat like coral in the sea.

We saw only these two species, but there are four of those species in this park.

Our last two species for today: the black Xylaria longipes, dead Moll’s fingers; and the small Lepiota pseudoasperula.

Mushroom circles: here.

6 thoughts on “Fungi, fungi, and more fungi in the park

  1. RE: Fungi, fungi, and more fungi
    Posted by:
    patucagold

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    Date: 10/09/05 at 5:18 PM
    Loved this post!

    I may not be as good as I once was, but I am as good once as I ever was.

    Fungi, fungi, and more fungi
    Posted by:
    laughingwolf

    Date: 10/09/05 at 7:14 PM
    great stuff, always have been a mushroom lover, but the prices of edible ones are outrageously high here

    RE: Fungi, fungi, and more fungi
    Posted by:
    dearkitty

    Date: 10/10/05 at 12:28 AM (10M2w ago)
    Thanks pg and lw 🙂 When I was small, on holiday on more sandy ground to the east, I used to finds hundreds of http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Cantharellus_cibarius.html
    Chanterelles to eat. However, they are less common now.

    Fungi, fungi, and more fungi
    Posted by:
    laughingwolf

    Date: 10/10/05 at 7:55 AM (10M2w ago)
    great pic of the chanterelle, thx

    in estonian, mother used to call them ‘rooster’s pants’ 😉

    when i was living in toronto, i drove out to a mushroom farm but had to buy in bulk, so ended up with 10 pounds [about 4 1/2 kg?], so i pigged out on them …lol

    RE: Fungi, fungi, and more fungi
    Posted by:
    dearkitty

    Date: 10/10/05 at 8:08 AM (10M2w ago)
    In Dutch a name for chanterelle is hanekam, cock’s comb.

    RE: Fungi, fungi, and more fungi: Australia
    Posted by:
    dearkitty

    Date: 10/10/05 at 11:53 AM Fungi in Australia:
    http://www.publish.csiro.au/pid/5095.htm

    Fungi, fungi, and more fungi
    Posted by:
    laughingwolf

    Date: 10/10/05 at 1:32 PM (10M2w ago)
    in esto: kukke puksid, mit der umlaut over the second ‘u’ 😉

    i find it interesting how the esto ‘pann kook’ is so similar to the dutch ‘panne koek’, dutch being germanic [teutonic] while esto is finno-ugric, not remotely similar

    thx for the link to the oz site, btw

    RE: words from one language to another
    Posted by:
    dearkitty

    Date: 10/10/05 at 1:45 PM (10M2w ago)
    Is it possible the word came from Dutch to Estonian? Like there are many words from French in English [also not closely related], etc.? In Russian are quite some words from Dutch: like “botsman” from Dutch “bootsman” for boatswain etc.

    RE: words from one language to another
    Posted by:
    dearkitty

    Date: 10/10/05 at 1:54 PM (10M2w ago)
    … like “sauna” passed from Finnish (related to Estonian) to Dutch and many other languages.

    Fungi, fungi, and more fungi
    Posted by:
    laughingwolf

    Date: 10/10/05 at 2:22 PM (10M2w ago)
    it’s possible, for sure …are in the same part of the world after all, and have interacted for centuries

    yup, sauna is finn, and it’s saun, in esto… not pronounced ‘saana’ either, like most anglos say it 😉 …lol …but you know that

    boat in esto is ‘paat’, but pronunced as if it starts with ‘b’… most confusing, cuz it comes down to asking ‘hard or soft’ for ‘p’, at times… but a ship is ‘laev’, go figger

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