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Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings are open to the public and feature a guest speaker and recent area finds.

Time & Date

7:00 PM on the last Thursday of the month, March through November.

Location

The US Forest Service building.
It is located at 160 Zillicoa Street, Asheville, NC 28801.

2019 Schedule

Monthly meetings are done for the year, they will resume in March of 2019. We will post updated speaker information once next year's speakers are lined up. Have a wonder winter!

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Forays

Members of the Club are eligible to participate in the many forays we host throughout the year.

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Newsletter

Each month members are emailed a copy of Sporadic News containing all the latest club info.

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2005 Event Summaries


South Mills Foray
Date: June 25, 2005 / Leader: Steve Peek

SpeciesCommon name Comments
Amanita citrina    
Amanita flavoconia   yellow patches
Amanita fulva    
Boletus affinis   edible
Craterellus fallas black trumpet edible
Ganoderma tsugae hemlock varnish shelf  
Gomphus floccosus    
Gomphus kaufmanii    
Helvella atra    
Hydnum repandum    
Hygrocybe appalachiensis    
Hypomyces lactifluorum Lobster edible
Laetiporus sulphureus  Chicken of the Woods edibe
Lactarius pecki    
Lactarius volemus   edible
Megacollybia platyphylla    
Omphalotus illudens Jack O Lantern  
Psathyrella rugocephala    
Ramaria stricta    
Russula Red*    

* The red russulas are are very common and there are many species here in western NC. However, they are too difficult to identify in the field and are only noted as occurring in a general sense withou noting species.

Habitat: Moist, some areas near stream, very wooded with hardwoods and conifers.


Balsam Preserve Foray
Date: July 9, 2005 / Leader: Allein Stanley

SpeciesCommon name Comments
Amanita aurantia Orange peel  
Amanita citrina    
Amanita cokeri    
Amanita flavoconia   yellow patches
Amanita fulva    
Artemyces pyxidata   clavicorona pyxidata
Astraeus hygrometricum hygrometer earthstar  
Boletus affinis    edible
Bulgaria rufa   Galiella rufa
Cantharellus appalachiensis    
Cantharellus tubaeformis    
Camarophyllus pratensis meadow waxy cap Hygrocybe pratensis
Clavaria rubicundula smoky worm coral  
Clavaria vermicularis    
Clitocybe gibba   clitocybe infundibuliformi
Craterellus fallas    
Gerronema stromboides    
Gymnopus dryophilla   Collybia dryophilla
Hydnum repandum    
Hygrocybe conica witches hat Hygrophorus conicus
Hypholoma fasciculare sulfur tuffs Naematdoma
Hypomyces lactifluorum Lobster edible
Hygrophorus marginatus    
Lactarius camphoratus    
Lactarius deceptivis    
Lactarius peckii   edible/very acrid
Lactarius volemus apricot milk cap edible
Lacrymaria lacrymabunda   Psathyrella velutina
Lycoperdon perlatum gem studded puffball  
Marasmius rotula    
Megacollybia platyphylla    
Paxillus involutus poison paxillu  
Phylloporus species**    
Pluteus petasatus    
Polyporus varius    
Psathyrella delineata    
Ramaria flava    
Ramaria stricta straight branched coral  
Russula laurocerasi almond scented russula  
Russula Red*    
Scleroderma citrinum common earthball  
Scutellinia scutellataa eyelash cup  
Suillus pictus painted bolete edible
Thelephora vialis    
Tremellodendron pallidum false coral mushroom  
Xerula megalospora   edible
Xlaria polymorph dead man fingers  

* The red russulas are are very common and there are many species here in western NC. However, they are too difficult to identify in the field and are only noted as occurring in a general sense withou noting species.

Weather: Previously rained for approx. 3 wks., 2nd sunny day, high 70s.

Habitat: moist, some areas near stream, very wooded with hardwoods and conifers


Pink Beds Foray
Date: July 16, 2005 / Leader: Renate Rikkers

SpeciesCommon name Comments
Amanita ceciliae    
Calastoma cinnabarina hot lips, gelatinous stalked puffball  
Cantharellus appalachienses   edible
Cantharellus cinnabarinus   edible
Coltricia cinnamomea    
Ganoderma tsugae hemlock varnish shelf Chinese herbal tea
Lactarius pecki    
Lactarius volemus   edible
Laetiporus sulphureus Chicken of the Woods edible
Lepiota procera Parasol mushroom Macrolepiota procera , tender caps edible
Omphalina ericetorum    
Phylloporus rhodoxanthus Gilled bolete Paxillus rhodoxanthus , edible
Phyllotus porrigens Angel’s wings  
Russula ochroleucoides    
Russula subgraminicolor    
Russula virescens green quilt russula edible
Sparassis crispa Cauliflower mushroom edible
Spathulariopsis velutipes Velvet foot fairy fan Spathularia velutipes
Suilles Pictus. painted suilles edible

Weather: Mid 70s, sunny

Habitat: Ground very moist apparently lots of previous rain, Rhododendrons, Hemlock. Mixed hardwood in places.


Cataloochee Foray
Date: August 5-7, 2005 / Leader: Coleman McCleneghan

SpeciesSynonymCommon name

Amanita ceciliae

 

Strangulated Amanita; Cecilia’s Amanita

Amanita farinosa

 

Powdery Amanita

Amanita flavoconia

 

Yellow  Patches

Amanita onusta

   

Amanita polypyramis

   

Amanita rubescens

 

Blusher

Boletus affinis

   

Boletus bicolor

 

Red & Yellow Bolete

Cantharellus appalachiansis

 

Appalachian Chanterelle

Cantharellus cibarius

 

Golden Chanterelle

Cantharellus ignicolor

 

Flame-Colored Chanterelle

Cantharellus minor

 

Small Chanterelle

Chlorociboria aeruginascens

 

Blue-Green Wood Stain

Clavaria fumosa

 

Grayish Fairy Club

Clavulina cristata

 

Crested Coral; Wrinkled Coral

Clavulinopsis corniculata

 

Yellow Antler  Coral

Clavulinopsis laeticolor

 

Golden Fairy Club

Clitocybe clavipes

 

Club-Foot

Clitocybe sp.

   

Clitocybe subulbipes c.f.

   

Coltricia montagnei

 

Montagne’s Polypore

Cordyceps militaris

 

Orange Club Cordyceps

Cortinarius corrugatus

 

Corrugated Cortinarius; Wrinkled Cortinarius

Daldinia concentrica

 

Cramp balls

Entoloma stricta

=Nolanea stricta

 

Ganoderma applanatum

 

Artist’s conk

Trichoglossum hirsutum

 

Velvety Black Earth Tongue

Gerronema stromboides

   

Gomphus floccosus

   

Gymnopus confluens

=Collybia confluens

 

Gyroporus castaneus

 

Chestnut bolete

Hormomyces aurantiacus

   

Hydnellum geogineum

   

Hydnum umbilicatum

=Dentinum umbillicatum

Navel Hedgehog

Hygrocybe caespitosus

   

Hygrocybe cantharellus

 

Chanterelle Waxy Cap

Hygrocybe calyptraeformis

 

Salmon Waxy Cap

Hygrocybe flavescens

 

Golden Waxy Cap

Hygrocybe laeta

 

Slippery Skunk

Hygrocybe miniata

 

Miniature Waxy Cap

Hygrocybe psitlacina

 

Parrot Waxy Cap

Hygrocybe purpureofolia

   

Hygrophorous sp.

   

Hygrophorous subovinus

   

Hygrocybe marginata

 

Orange-Gilled Waxy Cap

Hypomyces hyalinus

 

Amanita Mold

Hypomyces lactifluorum

 

Lobster Mushroom

Inocybe sp.

   

Lactarius deceptivus

 

Deceptive Lactarius

Lactarius gerardii

 

Gerard’s Lactarius

Lactarius hygrophoroides

   

Lactarius peckii

 

Peck’s Lactarius

Lactarius volemus

 

Tawny Lactarius, Bradley; Apricot Milk Cap

Leotia lubrica

 

Jelly Babies

Megacollybia platyphylla

=Tricholomopsis platyphylla

Broad Gill

Otidea grandis

   

Phaeomarasmius erinaceus

=Pholiota erinacea

Powdery-Scale Pholiota

Pholiota flammans

   

Phylloporus rhodoxanthus

=Paxillus rhodoxanthus

Gilled bolete

Pleurotus dryinus

=Pleurotus corticatus

Veiled Oyster

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum

 

Jelly Tooth; Jelly Hedgehog

Ramariopsis kunzei

   

Russula compacta

 

Firm Russula

Russula crustosa

   

Russula emetica group

   

Russula flavida

   

Russula laurocerasi

 

Almond-Scented Russula

Russula variata

 

Variable Russula

Russula virescens

 

Green Quilt Russula

Sarcodon atroviridis

=Hydnum atroviride

 

Scleroderma citrinum

 

Common Earthball; Poison Pigskin Puffball

Scutellinia scutellata

 

Eyelash Pixie Cup

Spathularia flavida

 

Fairy Fan

Stereum ostrea

 

False turkey tail

Stopharia hardii

 

Hard’s Stropharia

Suillus punctipes

   

Suillus spraguei

= Suillus pictus

 

Tricholomopsis rutilans

 

Variegated Tricholomopsis; Plums & Custard

Tylopilus alboater

   

Tylopilus eximius

   

Xeromphalina campanella

=Omphalina campanella

Golden Trumpets

Weather: Friday:ool with heavy afternoon rain. Saturday: Mid 70s, sunny. Sunday: drizzle and cool 60s-70s.

Habitat: Ground moist Rhododendrons, Hemlock. Mixed hardwood in places. forays in Rough Creek and along trail up to Theressa's Orchard


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