Mushrooms on South Park Drive

Strolled up South Park with Marissa and Liz in search of fungal friends and found a fair few, my favorite being the rather strange Clavariadelphus occidentalis, a beast that apparently doesn't come up every year but seems to be doing well for itself this winter.

Questions:

Why are there introduced pines along South Park Drive?

Presumably they were all planted when Tilden was being landscaped in an effort to make it seem even more scenic, but the ones further up by the picnic areas have become very well established and host a panoply of fungi. I wonder how long it took after planting before stuff started fruiting.

What does spotted coralroot parasitize?

A question I seem to have to re-answer again and again for myself. Short answer: a bunch of stuff, but in the East Bay, probably Russula species. See Taylor & Bruns (1999)

Posted by kueda kueda, January 08, 2017 10:14 PM

Observations

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Toyon (Heteromeles arbutifolia)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 12:50 PM PST

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California Bay (Umbellularia californica)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 12:51 PM PST

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Armenian Blackberry (Rubus armeniacus)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 01:06 PM PST

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California Newt (Taricha torosa)

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kueda

Date

January 7, 2017 01:24 PM PST

Description

One of maybe 5 or 6 we saw. Almost every single human we saw asked if we'd seen any newts.

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Golden Ear (Naematelia aurantia)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 01:28 PM PST

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Black Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 01:30 PM PST

Description

Maybe? Seems kind of dark.

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Webcaps (Genus Cortinarius)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 01:36 PM PST

Description

Small, alone, under oak.

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Bitter Brown Leucopax (Leucopaxillus gentianeus)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 01:38 PM PST

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Funnels (Genus Clitocybe)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 01:41 PM PST

Description

Small, under redwood, no notable smell.

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Bloody Brittlegill (Russula sanguinea)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 01:49 PM PST

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Lipstick Powderhorn (Cladonia macilenta)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 01:59 PM PST

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Blewit (Lepista nuda)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:02 PM PST

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Rosy Brown Waxy Cap (Hygrophorus roseobrunneus)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:04 PM PST

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California Golden Chanterelle (Cantharellus californicus)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:10 PM PST

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Common Milkcaps (Genus Lactarius)

Observer

kueda

Date

January 7, 2017 02:39 PM PST

Description

Maybe L. argillaceifolius var. megacarpus, but definitely not gray. Many were very large, though, 30+ cm in diameter.

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Western Club Coral Fungus (Clavariadelphus occidentalis)

Observer

kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:47 PM PST

Description

Yay! These things are so cool.

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Fairy Fingers (Clavaria fragilis)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 03:09 PM PST

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Spotted Coralroot (Corallorhiza maculata)

Observer

kueda

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January 7, 2017 03:15 PM PST

Description

Very early flowering, I think. Only one we found.

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kueda

Date

January 7, 2017 01:58 PM PST

Description

Nolanea?

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Deathcap (Amanita phalloides)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:05 PM PST

Description

A couple fruiting, but far fewer than in December.

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Cowboy's Handkerchief (Hygrophorus eburneus)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 03:27 PM PST

Description

Cap viscid, under oak and bay.

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Poisonpies (Genus Hebeloma)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:42 PM PST

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Western Deer Mushroom (Pluteus exilis)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:33 PM PST

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Felt-ringed Agaricus (Agaricus hondensis)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:27 PM PST

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Felt-ringed Agaricus (Agaricus hondensis)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:24 PM PST

Description

Lots of big ones, most of them shredded.

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Candy Cap (Lactarius rubidus)

Observer

kueda

Date

January 7, 2017 02:23 PM PST

Description

Two species here?

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kueda

Date

January 7, 2017 02:23 PM PST

Description

Maybe? Same color as Macrotyphula but thicker.

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Banana Slugs (Genus Ariolimax)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:21 PM PST

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:18 PM PST

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Pungent Slippery Jack (Suillus pungens)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:17 PM PST

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Pungent Slippery Jack (Suillus pungens)

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kueda

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January 7, 2017 02:15 PM PST

Comments

Hey, I had heard (I vaguely remember it was one of my forestry profs- um- about 30 years ago) the planted Monterey pines along the Oakland-Berkeley Ridge Line were a WPA project. The ones above the Caldecott are gone now due to the Oakland fire- but I remember the distinct silhouette they cast.

Posted by catchang about 5 years ago (Flag)

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