Species List: Rare fungi of Shenandoah Region by Walt, Bill, and me – 2016 (904)
When: 2016-01-29
Observations: 91

Notes: Rare, allegedly rare, uncommon, rare in other places, or just not seen here. Contributions by all authors are tentative as no one is a local expert at SNP. Instead, all species suggested for inclusion are based on general knowledge in similar geographic regions and on personal experience.

1. Walt Sturgeon has identified the following as rare in most of the East.
Albomagister subaustralis,
Amanita mediinox
Boletus gertruiae
Brefeldia maxima,
Calvatia rubroflava
Chromosera cyanophlla,
Clavulina ornatipes,
Craterellus calyculus,
Exobasium vaccinii
Guepinia helvelloides,
Gyromitra infula,
Hohenbuehelia mastrucatus,
Limacella kaufmanii
Lycoperdon coloratum,
Ophiocordyceps melolonthae,
Phallus impudicus
Pholiota flammans
Pluteus aurantiorugosus.
Pseudomerulius curtisii,
Rhizina undulata,
Terana caerulea,
Volvariella bombycina,
Wynnea americana,

2. Bill Roody calls it ‘uncommon’ or ‘possibly rare’ in his book, ‘Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians’.
Amanita umbrinolutea
Asterophora parasitica
Aureoboletus projectellus
Boletus auriflammeus
Cantharellus persicinus
Cryptoporus volvatus
Entoloma luteum
Gliophorus perplexus
Gliophorus psittacinus
Gomphus clavatus
Lactarius aspideoides
Lactarius purpureoechinatus
Limacella illinita
Neoalbatrellus caeruleoporus
Pluteus romellii
Pluteus thomsonii
Polyporus umbellatus
Rhizinia undulata
Rugomyces persicolor
Russula ballouii
Russula crassotunicata
Russula eccentrica
Sarcodon atroviridis
Squamanita umbonata
Stropharia hornemannii
Tectella patellaris
Tolypocladium ophioglossoides
Tricholoma fumosoluteum
Tylopilus atronicotianus
Tylopilus intermedius
Xercomus morrisii

3. Brian Looney of University of Tennessee in Knoxville suggested observations of rare fungi photographed by Christine Braaten, aka Wintersbefore on MO.
Anthracophyllum lateritium
Clitocybe cokeri
Gloeocantharellus purpurascens
Limacella glischra
Russula flavida
Wolfina aurantiopsis

4. Dave Wasilewski of Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, PA and frequent contributor to MO suggested the following:
Boletus edulis
Boletus nobilissimus
Chlorophyllum olivieri
Gyroporus purpurinus
Inocybe geophylla var. lilacina
Leccinum subgranulosum
Leucopaxillus tricolor
Leucopholiota decorosa

5. I have photographed it in one of the six counties surrounding the parks’ north entrance (Warren, Page, Shenandoah, Rappahannock, Madison, and Fauquier), added it to MO, and perceive it as rare. More specifically, this includes areas in Thompson Wildlife Refuge along the Appalachian Trail and areas near Elizabeth Furnace and Veach Gap in George Washington National Forest. Some included photogenic species may be better described as infrequent or occasional.
Boletellus pseudochrysenteroides
Buglossoporus pulvinus
Butyriboletus roseopurpureus
Callistosporium purpureomarginatum
Chromelosporium coerulescens
Corinarius subgenus Phlegmacium
Entoloma (sim. to european E. euchroum)
Entoloma roseum var. marginatum (sim. to european E. callirhodon)
Entoloma sericellum
Gliophorus irrigatus
Gliophorus psittacinus
Helvella atra
Helvella corium
Helvella macropus
Inocybe lilacina group
Inocybe tahquamenonensis
Microstoma floccosum
Mycena sanquinolenta
Pluteus leoninus
Pseudocraterellus calyculus
Pseudotricholoma umbrosum
Sebacina sparassoidea

Note: As a reminder of how variable this can be, Walt points out that: “things that are rare some places are not rare other places.”

If proposed species have not been photographed in the Northern Shenandoah Region, observations nearby have been tagged for this list. Thank you to all who allowed me to tag their observations!


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Last modified: 2016-04-03 12:24:31 PDT (-0700)
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