The Asheville Mushroom Club is a diverse group of people whose common interest is to learn about fungi. Anyone with an interest in mushrooms is encouraged to join!

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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.


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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Big Ivy Plants Foray

Date: May 5, 2016
Leader: Dan M. Manning

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On an unseasonably cool day in early May, sixteen members of the Asheville Mushroom Club visited the highly diverse Big Ivy area (on the Appalachian RD of Pisgah NF) for a half-day plant ID and plant communities familiarization session. Plants expertise was provided by Gary Kauffman (Forest Botanist/Ecologist, NFs in NC) and Janet Manning (Horticultural Director, Corneille Bryan Native Garden), both of whom are AMC members. A more detailed description of the area and the plants list are found later in this document.

Although the date fell between the spring morel season and the advent of the summer mushroom season, the fungi were not forgotten. Even though we ignored most of the dried-up brackets, thanks to the sleuthing ability and fungi-ID expertise of Mike Hopping, we came up with a short list of four species, two of which are new to AMC, as well as two interesting lichens. All photos were provided by Mike Hopping.

The fungi:
Allodus podophylli = Puccinia podophylli = Mayapple Rust - First AMC record.
Ganoderma tsugae = Hemlock Varnish Shelf
Mitula elegans = Swamp Beacon - First AMC record.
Xeromphalina tenuipes

And the lichens:
Umbilicaria mammulata = Rock Tripe
Usnea subfusca

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