When Adam and I and our friends Hans and Catherine went to Ice Lakes over Labor Day, we found tons and tons of mushrooms and cool fungi!
I saved them out of the original Ice Lakes post because I felt like there were too many photos and I wanted to show all the cool fungi, so here they are:
Guepiniopsis, an Ascomycete, rehydrated from spring growth.
Hypomyces luteovirens, a fungus parasitizing a Russula mushroom. Hypomyces lactifluorum-an orange colored species-is what Lobster Mushrooms are.
Ramaria, a coral fungus.
Monotropa hypophithys, the chlorophyll-lacking plant growing from a fungus, that grows with the roots of a tree.
Some kind of Rhizopogon puffball.
Suillus ochraceoroseus, a pink scaley cap, bright yellow pores underneath. Grows with Larch, and we were in the middle of a huge larch forest! This mushroom even grew up at Ice Lake, with a little snow on it.
Lepraria, a powdery lichen.
An Amanita muscaria button (baby)!
Neolentinus lepidius, growing from a crack in the bark of this log floating in a river!
Albatrellus, a polypore.
Some kind of Jelly Fungus?
Rhizina, growing on pine roots in a burned area.
Catathalasma, check out those scales!
Lachnellula, orange-yellow with a white border.
Scutellinia scutellata, the eyelash cup! It's so cute with the black fringe around the border!
I was amazed at how many mushrooms and other fungi we found! August/September truely is the peak for high country fungi. Glad we were there for it!