what about Schizophyllum or some inconspicuous little aphyllophoralean?
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In article <20000418054518.10422.00001095 at ng-cn1.aol.com>, basidium at aol.com
(David W. Fischer -- www.fischer.nu) wrote:
>>My guess that is that the Northern forests are the most likely habitats for
>>the species that makes the most fruiting bodies. I bet it's a mycorrhizal
>>one. Suillus, Leccinum, Boletus, Cantharellus, Russula, Lactarius,
>> Based on my field experience, the most common and abundant group of mushrooms
> in the northern forests is the Armillaria (formerly Armillariella) mellea
> species complex. Even where one does not find fruiting bodies---and the
> fruiting bodies of the several species which are most common are, indeed,
> ubiquitous during their fruiting season---one can readily locate the telltale
> "shoestring" rhizomorphs. These mushrooms (or---if one wishes to restrict the
> word "mushroom" to "fruiting bodies," the fungi that produce them) seem to
> thrive in every forest!
>> I have seen fruiting in northeastern forests where a harvesting crew of a few
> people could fill a five-cubic-yard dump-truck in an eight-hour shift.
>>> David W. Fischer
> Coauthor, "Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America" and
> "Mushrooms of Northeastern North America"
> E-mail: basidium at aol.com> Website: http://www.fischer.nu>