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2020 Albion II Species List
Compiled by our attending Science Officer, Thea Chesney
This past weekend in Albion was great, though a tad rainy on Saturday afternoon. Mushrooms were out, very high diversity - enough to keep everyone entertained, and me and several others busy in the lab! In keeping with this late-to-start and weird season (what season isn't weird though?) and the warmer temperatures and continued rains of the last few weeks, we had a higher species count than Albion I, or any fungus fair in California except Humboldt this season, as far as I know.
I have several folks to thank for making this scientific effort possible. Douglas Smith has been keeping the master species list for the Albion forays, and he helped a lot with identification and collected interesting things to add to the list. Peter Vahlberg also helped with identification and brought in some weird, cool specimens, and Chad Hyatt did a lot of sorting and ID work too. It's always better to have several minds working together on this!
And as far as sheer volume of mushrooms and number of species collected goes, Dora Panayotova, who came up to Albion early, blew everyone else's efforts out of the water. Her observations are on iNaturalist, as are mine, Douglas' and Peter's, and some from other folks as well. We don't have names for everything, but we did come up with 238 species, listed below. Cheers, and thanks for a wonderful weekend, everybody!
Genus specific epithet notes/common names
Agaricus californicus phenolic
Agaricus diminutivus tiny, almondy
Agaricus hondensis phenolic
Agaricus subrutilescens mild odor
Agaricus xanthodermus phenolic
Alboleptonia adnatifolia  
Aleuria aurantia orange peel
Amanita augusta yellow-veiled
Amanita calyptroderma coccora
Amanita constricta grisette
Amanita muscaria  
Annulohypoxylon thouarsianum cramp balls
Ascocoryne sarcoides pink asco jelly
Aureoboletus mirabilis admirable bolete
Auriscalpium vulgare earpick
Bulgaria inquinans black asco jelly
Callistosporium  luteo-olivaceum  
Calocera viscosa jelly coral
Calocybe onychina dull purple cap and stipe, yellow gills - uncommon on the coast
Cantharellus formosus golden chanterelle
Cantharellus subalbidus white chanterelle
Caulorhiza umbonata redwood rooter
Chlorociboria sp. blue-green cups, and blue stain in wood
Chroogomphus ochraceus probable parasite on Suillus fuscotomentosus
Chroogomphus tomentosus probable parasite on Aureoboletus mirabilis
Chroogomphus sp. probable parasite on Suillus umbonatus, slender fruitbodies
Clavaria fragilis fairy fingers
Clavaria fumosa? gray
Clavariadelphus sp. red olive-yellow in KOH, golden yellow after a few minutes
Clavulina coralloides (cristata) group white coral, very fine tips
Clavulina rugosa white coral, small, rounded/blunt tips
Clavulinopsis corniculata dull yellow, few-branched clubs
Clavulinopsis laeticolor little, brilliant golden yellow clubs
Clitocybe fragrans anise scent, pale beige-tan color
Clitocybe nebularis big, gray-white, stinky
Clitocybe nuda blewit
Clitocybe sclerotoidea clustered with mass of tissue at base of stipes from parasitized Helvella vespertina
Coprinellus micaceus group fragile, brown inky cap
Cortinarius californicus bright red Telamonia
Cortinarius cinnamomeus grp. orange-gilled Dermocybe
Cortinarius cisqhale dull brown Telamonia with grayish stipe and white band of veil remnants around cap margin
Cortinarius infractus large, gray-brown cap
Cortinarius rubicundulus reddish staining
Cortinarius smithii red-gilled, red-capped Dermocybe
Cortinarius superbus large, slimy olive-tan cap, green-corn odor
Cortinarius traganus purple exterior, orange-brown flesh, sweet odor
Cortinarius vanduzerensis group slimy-wrinkled brown cap, slimy purple stipe
Cortinarius vibratilis small, pale brown species with extremely bitter-tasting cap
Craterellus calicornucopioides black trumpet
Craterellus tubaeformis yellowfoot
Crucibulum crucibuliforme bird's nest
Cuphophyllus graveolens paler than C. pratensis
Cuphophyllus pratensis chanterelle-like at a glance, but with true gills
Cuphophyllus russocoriaceus cedar-smelling white waxy cap
Dacrymyces chrysospermus orange jelly on conifers
Deconica inquilina  
Dendrocollybia racemosa small, with side-branches
Entocybe trachyospora beautiful silvery-blue stipe
Entoloma ferruginans group large, bleach-smelling
Entoloma medianox midnight blue colors, robust
Entoloma rhodopolium group pale caps, tall stature, moderate size
Entoloma sp. probably a few 
Fomitopsis ochracea  
Fomitopsis pinicola group  
Galerina badipes  
Galerina marginata Deadly Galerina, on wood
Galerina semilanceata in moss
Galerina vittiformis in moss
Ganoderma oregonense  
Geastrum saccatum earth star
Gliophorus laetus  
Gliophorus psittacinus parrot mushroom
Gomphidius oregonensis Hideous Gomphidius, probable parasite on Suillus caerulescens
Gomphidius subroseus pink-capped, probable parasite on Suillus lakei
Gomphus clavatus pig's ear, violet chanterelle - basically a Ramaria
Gymnopilus sapineus group  
Gymnopus androsaceus tiny, wiry stipe, on conifer litter
Gymnopus quercophilus tiny, wiry stipe, on tanoak leaves
Hebeloma velutipes  
Helvella vespertina black/gray fluted elfin saddle with conifers
Hydnellum aurantiacum  
Hydnellum peckii  
Hydnum oregonensis belly-button hedgehog
Hydnum repandum group larger hedgehogs, not sure which of the (new) species in this group they were
Hygrocybe acutoconica like H. singeri/conica group but no black staining
Hygrocybe laetissima  
Hygrocybe punicea  
Hygrocybe singeri witch's hat, black staining
Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca false chanterelle
Hygrophorus bakerensis almond scented
Hygrophorus chrysodon golden granules 
Hygrophorus eburneus cowboy's handkerchief (very slimy!)
Hygrophorus pudorinus pale pinkish with yellow bases
Hygrophorus russula pinkish/reddish spotted, stout
Hygrophorus siccipes H. hypothejus group
Hypholoma capnoides  
Hypholoma fasciculare sulfur tuft
Hypomyces cervinigenus mold on Helvella vespertina
Hypomyces chrysospermum bolete mold
Inocybe cinnamomea  
Inocybe fuscodisca  
Inocybe geophylla  
Inocybe lilacina  
Inocybe pudica blushing pink
Jahnoporus hirtus  
Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis  
Laccaria bicolor  
Laccaria laccata  
Lacrymaria velutina  
Lactarius aestivus brilliant orange
Lactarius alnicola  
Lactarius argillaceifolius var. megacarpus
Lactarius californiensis purple-staining
Lactarius kauffmanii  
Lactarius pseudomucidus  
Lactarius rubidus candy cap
Lactarius rubrilacteus red latex, with Douglas-fir
Lactarius rufus  
Lactarius scrobiculatus wooly margin, yellow-staining latex, robust size
Lactarius subvillosus like L. alnicola, but has a wooly cap margin
Lactarius subviscidus candy cap lookalike
Lactarius xanthogalactus yellow-staining latex
Leccinum manzanitae or another Leccinum…
Lentinellus ursinus group  
Leotia lubrica jelly babies
Lepiota atrodisca  
Lepiota castanea  
Lepiota magnispora  
Leptonia carnea cobalt blue
Leptonia sp. a few different ones
Leucogaster rubescens truffle with red exterior that produces latex (it's a Lactarius relative)
Leucopaxillus gentianeus pancake mushroom/bitter brown Leucopax
Lichenompalia umbellifera  
Lycoperdon pratense  
Lycoperdon pyriforme  
Lycoperdum umbrinum  
Lyophyllum decastes group  
Lyophyllum semitale blackening Lyophyllum
Marasmiellus candidus  
Marasmius calhouniae  
Marasmius plicatilus  
Melanoleuca melaleuca  
Mycena aurantiomarginata orange gill margins
Mycena galericulata  
Mycena haematopus bleeding, with fringed margin, on wood
Mycena oregonensis brilliant orange, tiny
Mycena pura  
Mycena purpureofusca  
Mycena sanguinolenta bleeding, on conifer litter
Neolentinus kauffmanii on Sitka spruce stump
Nidularia candida bird's nest
Nolanea bicoloripes very slender, with pointed-umbonate cap and cartilaginous stipe
Otidea onotica  
Paralepista flaccida  
Peziza sp.  
Phaeoclavulina abietina  
Phaeocollybia attenuata  
Phaeolus schweinitzii dyer's polypore
Phaeotremella frondosa brown jelly/witches' butter
Phellodon atratus  
Pholiota flammans  
Pholiota terrestris  
Pholiota velaglutinosa  
Phylloporus arenicola gilled bolete - essentially a Xerocomus
Phyllotopsis nidulans mock oyster
Plectania milleri  
Pleurotus ostreatus oyster
Pluteus exilis  
Pluteus leoninus beautiful velvety-plush golden brown cap
Polyporus badius  
Polyporus leptocephalus  
Postia caesia  
Postia fragilis  
Psathyrella piluliformis  
Psathyrella spadicea  
Pseudobaeospora deckeri small deep-purple mushrooms in redwood litter
Pseudohydnum gelatinosum  cat's tongue jelly/jelly hogs
Ramaria acrisiccescens  
Ramaria formosa  
Ramaria myceliosa  
Ramaria sandaracina var. chondrobasis  
Ramaria violaceibrunnescens  
Ramariopsis crocea tiny yellow coral
Ramariopsis kunzei grp. small white coral
Rhizopogon parksii darkening peridium
Rhodocollybia butyracea  
Rhodophana nittellina cucumber odor
Rickenella fibula  
Rickenella swartzii  
Russula brevipes  
Russula cerolens  
Russula cremoricolor  
Russula densifolia  
Russula fragilis  
Russula mendocinensis  
Russula nigricans  
Russula olivacea  
Russula puellaris  
Russula rhodocephala  
Russula sp.  
Russula stuntzii  
Russula xerampelina shrimp Russula
Sarcodon squamosus  
Schizophyllum commune split-gill
Sparassis radicata cauliflower
Stereum hirsutum false turkey tail
Strobilurus trullisatus  
Stropharia ambigua  
Suillus brevipes  
Suillus caerulescens  
Suillus fuscotomentosus  
Suillus umbonatus  
Tapinella panuoides  
Tephrocybe boudieri  
Thelephora palmata  
Trametes betulina formerly Lenzites, turkey tail with gills
Trametes versicolor turkey tail
Tremellodendropsis tuberosa small white coral with cartilaginous branches
Trichaptum abietinum  
Trichoderma pulvinatum  
Tricholoma arvernense  
Tricholoma atroviolaceum  
Tricholoma equestre man on horseback
Tricholoma murrillianum matsutake
Tricholoma pardinum  
Tricholoma portentosum  
Tricholoma saponaceum gray form and green form, plus var. squamosum
Tricholoma saponaceum var. squamosum dark scales on stipe
Tricholoma virgatum  
Tricholoma zelleri or T. focale if you prefer - big, orange/green/gray, with veil
Tricholomopsis rutilans plums and custard
Tubaria furfuracea  
Turbinellus floccosus wooly/scaly chanterelle - a Ramaria, really
Tyromyces chioneus  
Urnula padeniana  
Xerocomellus atropurpureus what we used to call X. zelleri - the more widespread species in CA
Xerocomus subtomentosus  
Xylaria hypoxylon