Saturday, September 26, 2009

Ice Lakes Fungi

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.

Trichaptum biforme.

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)!

Amanita pantherina?


Guepiniopsis, again.

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.

Cryptoporus vulvatus.

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!

Guepiniopsis again!
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!


isa said...

ooohing and aaaaahhing at your beautiful finds- I want to come on a hike like this with you-folks!! (and parasitically benefit from your knowledge!!!!) meanwhile please reassure me that the light-bueish-stuff-on-the-outside-of-most-plums has nothing to do with powdery mildews.....

homegrown said...

plum bloom: not a powdery mildew. Just a natural wax covering produced by the plum to prevent/deter bugs. You can wipe it off, or eat it, either way.
Nice to meet you!