Fungi of Orange County, California

Compiled by Peter J. Bryant, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697

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Phylum Ascomycota
Chrysothricaceae: Gold dust lichens Cladoniaceae: Lichens  

Gold-dust Lichen,
Chrysothrix candelaris

Pixie-cup lichen,
cf. Cladonia chlorophaea

Common Powderhorn lichen,
cf. Cladonia coniocraea
 
Teloschistaceae: Lichens  

Golden Lichen,
Caloplaca aurantia

Golden-eyed wolf lichen,
Teloschistes chrysophthalmus

Common Orange Lichen,
Xanthoria parietina

Sunburst Lichen,
Xanthoria polycarpa
 
Lecanoraceae: Eggyolk lichens Megasporaceae Nectriaceae

Candleflame Lichen,
Candelaria concolor


Crustose Lichen,
Candelariella sp.

Lecanora species,
possibly L. rupicola

Calcareous Rimmed Lichen,
Aspicilia calcarea

Fusicolla merismoides
Parmeliaceae: Lichens

Common Greenshield Lichen, Flavoparmelia caperata

Foliose lichen,
Flavopunctelia flaventior

Brown-eyed wolf lichen,
Letharia columbiana

Wolf lichen,
Letharia vulpina

Old Man's Beard,
Usnea sp.
Psoraceae: Fish-scale lichens Pyronemataceae Ramalinaceae: Lichens Umbilicariaceae: Lichens  

Psora sp.


Eyelash cup,
Scutellinia scutellata

Fog Lichen,
Niebla ceruchoides

Umbilicaria phaea
 

A miniature, mostly non-vascular, forest in Wood Canyon, Orange County, CA. 1/21/11. © Peter J. Bryant
Helvellaceae Morchellaceae: Morels    

Fluted Black Elfin Saddle,
Helvella dryophila

Yellow Morel,
Morchella rufobrunnea
     
Pezizaceae: Fairy Cups Xylariaceae  

Peziza repanda

Peziza sp.

Peziza sp. (vesicolosa or sylvestris)

Cramp Balls,
Annulohypoxylon thouarsianum
 

Phylum Basidiomycota

Agaricales: Puffballs

Tumbling Puffball,
Bovista plumbea

Purple-Spored Puffball,
Calvatia cyathiformis

Puffball,
Calvatia pachyderma

Common Puffball,
Lycoperdon perlatum

Purple-spored Puffball,
Calvatia fragilis

Agrocybe pediades
       
Agaricaceae: Parasols and other gilled mushrooms. Mushroom Life Cycles

Salt-loving Mushroom,
Agaricus bernardi

Portobello Mushroom,
Agaricus bisporus

Banded Agaricus,
Agaricus bitorquis

California Agaricus,
Agaricus californicus

Meadow Mushroom,
Agaricus campestris

Gasteroid Agaricus,
Agaricus deserticola

Horse Mushroom,
Agaricus fissuratus

Agaricus semotus

Yellow Staining Agaricus,
Agaricus xanthodermus

Agaricus sp.

Agaricus sp.


Scaley-stalked puffball,
Battarrea phalloides

Shaggy Parasol,
Chlorophyllum brunneum

Green spored Parasol,
Chlorophyllum molybdites

Shaggy Mane Fungus,
Coprinus Comatus

Leucoagaricus barssii

Leucoagaricus cupresseus

Leucoagaricus decoratus

Smooth Parasol,
Leucoagaricus leucothites

Leucoagaricus sp.

Leucoagaricus sp.

* Flowerpot Parasol,
Leucocoprinus birnbaumii

Montagnea arenaria

Winter Stalkball, Tulostoma sp.
 
Amanitaceae: Amanitas Auriculariaceae

Pine Cone Amanita,
Amanita magniverrucata

Western North America Destroying Angel, Amanita ocreata

Bittersweet orange ringless Amanita, Amanita velosa

Amanita, Section Lepidella

Black Jelly Fungus,
Exidia glandulosa
Bolbitiaceae

Sunny Side Up,
Bolbitius vitellinus (=titubans)

Conical Mushroom,
Conocybe apala

Conocybe sp.

Haymaker's Mushroom,
Panaeolina foenisecii

Lawn Mushroom,
Panaeolus sp.

Pholiotina sp.
  Rubroboletus eastwoodii    
Boletaceae: Boletes

Boletus amygdalinus

Satan's Bolete,
Rubroboletus eastwoodii

Pungent Slippery Jack,
Suillus pungens

Oak-loving Bolete,
Xerocomellus dryophilus

Xerocomellus chrysenteron
Clathraceae: Ornate Stinkhorns Corticiaceae: Patch-forming fungi Cortinariaceae 

Lantern Stinkhorn,
Lysurus mokusin

Patch-forming fungus,
Family Corticiaceae
 
Cortinarius regalis

Cortinarius sp.
Dacrymycetaceae Entolomataceae  Diplocystidiaceae: Earthstars

Witch's Butter,
Dacrymyces chrysospermus


Gray Striate-top Agaric, Entoloma lividoalbum complex


Wood Pinkgill,
Entoloma rhodopolium

Hygroscopic Earthstar,
Astraeus hygrometricus

Arched Earthstar,
Geastrum fornicatum
Ganodermataceae Gomphaceae Hericiaceae

Artist's Conk,
Ganoderma applanatum

Coral Fungus,
Ramaria sp.

Coral Fungus,
Ramaria sp.

Coral Tooth Fungus,
Hericium coralloides

Lion's Mane Mushroom,
Hericium erinaceus
Hydnangiaceae      

The Deceiver,
Laccaria laccata 
       
Hymeno-
chaetaceae
Hymenogastraceae Hypocreaceae

Inocybaceae


Family Hymenochaetaceae

Poison Pie (Fairy Cakes),
Hebeloma crustuliniforme

Veiled Poison Pie,
Hebeloma mesophaeum

Hypomyces chrysospermus

Crepidotus fimbriatus
Marasmiaceae

Clitocybe salmonilamella

Clitocybe sp.

Gymnopus dryophilus

Gymnopus quercophilus

Gymnopus sp.

Marasmius calhouniae

Scotch Bonnet Mushroom, Marasmius oreades

Pleated Marasmius,
Marasmius plicatulus

Western Jack O'lantern Mushroom, Omphalotus olivascens
 
Mycenaceae

Hemimycena sp.

Orange Bonnet,
Mycena acicula

Mycena californiensis

Mycena capillaripes

Reddish-spotted Mycena,
Mycena maculata

Mycena sp.

Mycena sp.

   
Nidulariaceae: Bird's Nest Fungi Omphalotaceae Phallaceae: Stinkhorns

Bird's Nest Fungus,
Cyathus olla

Dung-loving Bird's Nest Fungus, Cyathus stercoreus

Nidula sp.

Garlic Mushroom,
Mycetinis copelandii

Dune Stinkhorn,
Phallus hadriani

Phanero-
chaetaceae
Phragmidiaceae:
Rust Fungi
Physalacriaceae Pleurotaceae  

Ceriporia spissa

Rust fungus,
Gymnoconia nitens

Honey Fungus,
Armillaria mellea

Oyster Mushroom,
Pleurotus ostreatus
 
Pluteaceae  

Deer Shield Mushroom,
Pluteus cervinus complex

Pluteus petasatus

Pluteus sp.


Big sheath mushroom,
Volvopluteus gloiocephalus
 
Polyporaceae: Polypores and Bracket Fungi

Blushing rosette,
Abortiporus biennis

Sulfur Shelf/Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus gilbertsonii

Lilac Oysterling, Panus conchatus

Velvet-top fungus,
Phaeolus schweinitzii


Polyporus decurrens


Elegant Polypore,
Polyporus leptocephalus

False Turkey Tail,
Stereum hirsutum

Turkey Tails,
Trametes versicolor

Unidentified Polypore
 
Psathryellaceae

Harefoot Mushroom,
Coprinellus flocculosus

Mica Cap,
Coprinellus sect micacei

Coprinellus sect. Micacei

Ink Cap,
Coprinopsis atramentaria

Coprinopsis lignicola

Coprinopsis sp.

Parasola lactea

Ink Cap,
Parasola leiocephala

Psathyrella longipes

Psathyrella candolleana
Rhizopogonaceae Russulaceae: Brittlegills and Milk-caps

Hypogeous (underground) Fungus, Rhizopogon colossus

Golden Milk Cap,
Lactarius alnicola

Downy Milk Cap, Lactarius pubescens var. betulae

Lactarius rufulus

Short-stemmed Russula,
Russula brevipes

Red-cap Russula,
Russula silvicola
       
Schizophyllaceae Sclerodermataceae Stereaceae  

Split Gill Fungus,
Schizophyllum commune

Dead Man's Foot,
Pisolithus arrhizus
 
Stereum ochraceoflavum
 
Strophariaceae Tremellaceae

Agrocybe pediades group

Galerina sp.

Hypholoma fasciculare

Redlead Roundhead,
Leratiomyces ceres


Witch's Butter,
Tremella aurantia

Tricholomataceae    


Wood Blewit, Clitocybe nuda


Stemmed Giant, Lepista sp.

Tricholoma dryophilum
   


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