Berkeley’s Polypore

Photo Courtesy of Neil Mezache

Photo Courtesy of Neil Mezache

 

Found earlier today in NE Ohio, Bondarzewia berkeleyicommonly known as the Berkeley’s polypore.  This wild edible specimen was growing at the base of an oak tree.

Tree Volvariella

Image shot two days ago.

Image shot two days ago.

Image shot yesterday late afternoon.

Image shot yesterday late afternoon.

 

I found this uncommon but widespread edible mushroom growing from the base of a maple tree.

Pholiota spp. in Clintonville

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I was driving to Whetstone Park of Roses yesterday evening when I spotted this cluster of freshly developed Pholiota spp. fruit bodies.  After some hunting online and in some guides, I believe these likely to be the Pholiota aurivella.  According to www.mushroomexpert.com, these could be P. limonella.  The identifying trait appears to be their difference in spore size.