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.
Ramalinaceae: Lichens Umbilicariaceae: Lichens      

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 Pezizaceae: Fairy Cups Xylariaceae

Fluted Black Elfin Saddle,
Helvella dryophila

Yellow Morel,
Morchella rufobrunnea

Peziza sp. (vesicolosa or sylvestris)

Peziza sp.

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

Simocybe centunculus
       
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

Agaricus deardorffensis

Gasteroid Agaricus,
Agaricus deserticola

Horse Mushroom,
Agaricus fissuratus

Agaricus semotus

Yellow Staining Agaricus,
Agaricus xanthodermus

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

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  Dacrymycetaceae

Lantern Stinkhorn,
Lysurus mokusin

Patch-forming fungus,
Family Corticiaceae

Cortinarius regalis

Cortinarius sp.

Witch's Butter,
Dacrymyces chrysospermus
Entolomataceae  Diplocystidiaceae: Earthstars Ganodermataceae  


Gray Striate-top Agaric, Entoloma lividoalbum complex


Wood Pinkgill,
Entoloma rhodopolium

Giant Hygroscopic Earthstar, Astraeus hygrometricus

Artist's Conk,
Ganoderma applanatum
 
Gomphaceae Hericiaceae Hydnangiaceae Hymenochaetaceae

Coral Fungus,
Ramaria sp.

Coral Fungus,
Ramaria sp.

Lion's Mane Mushroom,
Hericium erinaceus

The Deceiver,
Laccaria laccata 

Family Hymenochaetaceae
Hymenogastraceae Hypocreaceae

Inocybaceae

 

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

Garlic Mushroom,
Mycetinis copelandii

Western Jack O'lantern Mushroom, Omphalotus olivascens
Mycenaceae

Hemimycena sp.

Orange Bonnet,
Mycena acicula

Mycena capillaripes

Reddish-spotted Mycena,
Mycena maculata

Mycena sp.

Mycena sp.
 
   
Nidulariaceae: Bird's Nest Fungi Phallaceae: Stinkhorns Phanerochaetaceae

Bird's Nest Fungus,
Cyathus olla

Dung-loving Bird's Nest Fungus, Cyathus stercoreus

Nidula sp.

Dune Stinkhorn,
Phallus hadriani


Ceriporia spissa
Phragmidiaceae:
Rust Fungi
Physalacriaceae Pleurotaceae  

Rust fungus,
Gymnoconia nitens

Honey Fungus,
Armillaria mellea

Oyster Mushroom,
Pleurotus ostreatus
   
Pluteaceae    

Deer Shield Mushroom,
Pluteus cervinus complex

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

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


Witch's Butter,
Tremella aurantia

 
Tricholomataceae      

Stemmed Giant,
Lepista sp.

Tricholoma dryophilum
     


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