Clifton Park Mushrooms

I have been walking around Clifton Park looking for mushrooms and trying to identify them. I have found a large variety of different mushrooms. Each mushroom that I identified is my best guess based on comparing the mushroom to the pictures in the book, and in some cases doing some additional work like taking a spore print. This is not meant to be a definitive resource for identifying mushrooms as some of my guesses may not be 100% accurate. It is more meant to serve as a place for me to keep track of the variety of mushrooms that can be found in the greater capital region of Albany. I am adding more pictures as I come across new mushrooms. Click on the images for a larger image, or in some cases more detailed information.

Hen of the Woods
Grifola frondosa

Chicken Mushroom
Laetiporus sulphureus
Shaggy Mane
Coprinus comatus
Yellow Morel
Morchella esculenta
Oyster Mushroom
Pleurotus ostreatus
Golden Oyster Mushroom
Pleurotus citrinopileatus
Reishi or Lingzhi mushroom
Ganoderma lucidum
Honey Mushroom
Armillariella mellea

Meadow Mushroom
Agaricus campestris
Painted Suillus
Suillus Pictus

Cinnabar-red Chanterelle
Cantharellus cinnabarinus
Jack O' Lantern
Omphalotus olearius
Black Trumpet
Craterellus cornucopioides

Variable Russula
Russula variata
Bear's Head Tooth
Hericium americanum

Giant Puffball
Calvatia gigantea

Chicken Fat Mushroom
Suillus americanus
Lactifluus Hygrophoroides
Lactifluus hygrophoroides
Resinous Polypore
Ischnoderma resinosum
Old Man of the Woods
Strobilomyces floccopus
Viscid Violet Cort
Cortinarius iodes

Spindle-Shaped Yellow Coral
Clavulinopsis fusiformis
Bay Bolete
Boletus badius

Orange Mock Oyster
Phyllotopsis nidulans

Witches' Butter
Tremella mesenterica
Wolf's Milk
Lycogala epidendrum
Mossy Maple Polypore
Oxyporus populinus
Pigskin Poison Puffball
Scleroderma citrinum

Amanita velatipes
Amanita velatipes

Emetic Russula
Russula emetica
False Coral
Tremellodendron pallidum
Shaggy Pholiota
Pholiota squarrosa
Deadly Gallerina
Galerina autumnalis

Peppery Milky
Lactarius piperatusIf this is a Peppery Milky, then the spore print should be white.
White Coral
Ramariopsis kunzei

Crowded Parchment
Stereum complicatum
Sulphur Tuft
Hypholoma fasciculare
Olive Oysterling
Panellus serotinus

Pholiota limonella
Pholiota limonella

Bear Lentinus
Lentinellus ursinus

Unidentified mushrooms

Russula brevipes? Lactarius deceptivus?

I saw several mushrooms that looked like this. It almost looks like there is a mold growing on the mushroom. It's likely this is Hypomyces chrysospermus, a mold that grows on Boletes. It goes from white to yellow to red and brown.
Lactarius indigo?

Netted Stinkhorn?

Over the course of 14 hours, this mushroom went from a mature stinkhorn with a bright green head to this rotten pile of waste. A bit of rain and a lot of insects got to it during the night. Sadly, I did not get a picture of the mushroom while it was healthy.

This is not a milky cap.

Related Links

* Cornell Mushroom Blog
* NPR Discussion of post-Irene mushrooms
* TED Talks - 6 ways mushrooms can save the world
* More mushrooms identified in the area

Ways to cook mushrooms

* Hungarian Mushroom Soup
* A page rating different mushrooms cooked with varying methods

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