Fungal resources

Daniel B. Wheeler dwheeler at
Wed Oct 10 11:17:33 EST 2001

If you are interested in what fungal resources your timber property
may be producing, _now_ is the time to be looking.

Since fungi are difficult to identify even with a specimen in hand, it
is best to photograph (preferably by electronic camera) these
specimens, so that mycologists can examine them later.

Characteristics which are important: nearby trees (put a leaf or twig
near the mushroom); gill coloration (show gills), cap form and
coloration (show cap), and the _whole_ stipe (stem), which includes
any structures which may be underground.

Fungi which have known or suspected economic importance at this time:
Boletus edulis, B. mirabilis, B. appendiculatus, B. aureus, Tuber
gibbosum var. gibbosum; T. gibbosum var. autumnale, T. californicum,
T. gilkeyae, T. levissimum, T. lyonii, T. shearii and others;
Cantharellus formosus, C. subalpinus, C. tubaeformis and others;
Craterellus sps, Dentinum repandum, D. umbilicatum; Leucangium
carthusiana; Picoa sps; Rhizopogon rubescens and other Rhizopogon sps;
Calvacia gigantea; Lepista nuda; and undoubtedly other species.

Most newsgroups do not accept jpegs for posting. However, it is
possible to post such pictures free at other sites on the web, and
then note where they are posted in messages to alt.nature.mushrooms or

Daniel B. Wheeler

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