A Fondness for Fungi: Northern Minnesota, early September

One of the changes that I look forward to each year in late summer is the appearance of many varieties of fungi in the north woods. I was not disappointed when we were there last week, and I always keep a watch for them as I explore around the cabin. Basidiomycete 20142The first image is of a club fungus, a basidiomycete of the family Clavariaceae, one of several dozen emerging from a bed of pine needles. Two fungi 20161The two fungi in the second were on the side of a fallen jack pine and sports two varieties: turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) and a jelly mushroom (possibly Dacrymyces palmatus). Polypore 09-09-15The third is another polypore, possibly Trametes conchifer. BTW, I’d be delighted to have confirmation or correction for any of my tentative identifications (at any time)!

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5 Responses to A Fondness for Fungi: Northern Minnesota, early September

  1. Vicki says:

    What an interesting one is that club fungus. The turkey tail looks similar to one I see here on the Melaleuca trees.

  2. I’m no expert, but your IDs all look good to me. I sometimes get confused between orange jelly and witches’ butter, but I think you are correct.

  3. Pingback: A fondness for fungi: Turkey tail | krikitarts

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