Photo Of The Week Two Weeks Ago and Beyond....
Winner's Name: Dave Wasilewski
photo of the week guess: Boletus felleus... The Bitter Bolete. Sometimes
referred to as "Tylopilus felleus". These appear
to be young specimens. The tubes have not yet pinkish.
firstname.lastname@example.org, photo of the week guess: tan or brown capped polypore
Judy Johnson, photo of the week guess: Albatrellus ovinus or peckianus
Amy, photo of the week guess: Polyporus Squamosus (drayad's saddle)
Peggy W., photo of the week guess: Dryad's Saddle
Henry Beach, photo of the week guess: sweet polypore
I was looking for Polyporus Squamosus, but many of you gave common names,
all were on the right track!
Dave Wasilewski writes: Black Trumpets. I cannot tell, from the
photo, whether these are the white
spored or the salmon spored variety.
Jeff : Black Chanterelle
Judy Johnson : Black trumpet Craterellus fallax
John Sparkly: Craterellus fallax, delicious!!!!
You are all correct! Great!
Here were your guesses:
Name: email@example.com , Guess: puffball
Name: Miquel A. Pérez-De-Gregorio, Guess: Russula sp. (maybe R. lepida)
Name: Amy, Guess: Russula rosacea
Name: Judy Johnson, Guess: Russula silvicola
Name: firstname.lastname@example.org, Guess: Fly Agar
Correct Answer: Russula silvicola
Here are all of the people who guessed on this one. (the majority of you did guess correctly as: old man of the woods/ strobilomyces floccopus)
Stever, photo of the week guess: old man of the woods/strobilomyces floccopus
David Wasilewski, photo of the
week guess: This is probably "Old Man of the Woods". However,
it is difficult to rule out "False Old Man of the Woods". The latin names escape me.
Deb Phillips, photo of the week guess: Old Man of the Woods...Strobilomyces floccopus
Grant Lauzon, photo of the week guess: If it has pores instead of gills then it's Old Man of the Woods, aka Strobilomyces confusus
Forrest Brem, photo of the week guess: old man of the woods
email@example.com, Photo of the week guess: Strobilomyces floccopus "Old Man Of The Woods"
firstname.lastname@example.org, photo of the week guess: Strobilomyces floccopus (Old Man of the Woods)
Vallari, photo of the week guess: Parasol Mushroom- sorry, wrong!
Marvin LaRock, photo of the week guess: common name is shaggy parasol- sorry- wrong!
Kenny Mahouski, photo of the week guess: Looks like "Old Man of the Woods" Strobilomces floccopus.
photo of the week guess: old man of the woods
Bluesgirl, It was a Strobilomyces floccopus (old man of the woods)!
Kurt F. J. Heinrich, photo of the week guess: strobylomyces ?
I left this photo up for a month due to the large number of different answers, many slang names that are ok, but many are wrong answers. This is a true Morel, not a Verpa! I was looking for: Morchella semilibera or Half-Free Morel! -Chris M.
Marc Gebhard: Half-free Morel Morchella semilibera
Casey Dunn: verpa bohemica
Charlie Landgrebe: dog pecker
Me2CutieUC: 1/2 Morel
jackie: pecker head
Cary Fife: Half free Morel, Morchella Semilibera
Matt Reade: caninus penis
Sean Kurfman: Half-Free Morel (Morchella hybrida)
Steve Greenwald: Dogpecker, Spike, Snake Head, Half-free Morel (Morchella semilibera)
Cindy Koons: half false morel
ron edwards: verpa conica
Darrell Williams: half free
laura: known in my area as a spike, or "dog pecker"
sharon weinstein: Bottle Cap Morrell
Eric johnson: dog pecker
lennie strong: "dog dick",half-free morel,morchella semilibera DC. ex Fr.
Elaine Toles: halffree morel mushroom we also call them spikes
Brad Snapp: Half Free
Nate MacKellar: False Morel
Richard Haper: Half-Free Morel or peckerhead Morchella semilibera
Judy Johnson: Half-free morel, Morchella semilibera
troy osborn: long stem
Bev MacQuire: We've always called these "Pecker Heads"
Carl Orr: Verpa Bohemica
Miquel A. Pérez-De-Gregorio: Morchella (Mitrophora) semilibera
Sunil Bahadur Kamal: Morchella
Chris Compton: Half-Free Morel
chris sleigh: early morel
Heidi Aultman: Morchella semilibera or PeckerHead
Jim Christou: Mitrophora semilibera
Derrick Ramsey: it's a baby morel mushroom
teresa lyons: half-free molel, peckerhead, cows'heads, morchella semilibera
pauline: Early Morel (Verpa bohemica)
Mike: half-free morel
peppertop mushroom: pepper top mushroom
Craig Moran: Morchella Semilibera or Half-free
nate: dog pecker
Craig Dieckman: Half-Free Morel or Morchella semilibera
Robbie: Snake Head
Jim Goodall: Half-Cap Morel - Morchella Semilibera
Many of you guessed this correctly. Here are some of it's names: White Morel, Yellow Morel, Moral, Morel, Yellow Sponge, Dry Land Fish, and the a few got scientific..... Morchella esculenta, but I am giving this a more accurate name of Morchella deliciosa! -Chris M.
Photo by Paul King, from Switzerland
Here are the responses: (all correct)!!
1st: Name: Miquel A. Pérez-De-Gregorio, photo of the week guess: Helvella crispa
email@example.com, Name: Fluted White Helvella
Name: Alfons, photo of the week guess: Helvella crispa
Chris, We had plenty of those this past fall but I have noticed local genetics have them much darker. Hope all is well.
Randy Marchand, Hooded Heleva
firstname.lastname@example.org, Name: helvella crispa
Two winners this week (for common names)
photo of the week guess: black cup fungi
photo of the week guess: devil's cup
Many of you guessed this one correctly or closely:
Name: Kirk Kozak, photo of the week guess: aminita cesara
Name: Tim Geho, photo of the week guess: amanita jacksonii
Name: Jean Pierre Barbarre, photo of the week guess: Amanita Caesarea
Name: John S. Thompson, photo of the week guess: American Ceasar (Amanitia)
Can we go into specifics? In Europe, this
is called Amanita Caesarea. In the US, it is slightly a different species. Tim
Geho, a long time member wrote me: Chris,
You failed to mention the correct name of last weeks mushroom of the week. I
believe most people would want to know what was formerly known as Amanita
Cesarea has been renamed Amanita Jacksonii due to differences between it and the
European variety. Keep up the good work with the web site.
We have a stumper! I have had no one to come forth with a good name for these large clumps yet.
Many of you guessed correctly- Cantherellus cinibaranus
Black Cup Fungi
Lobolori@aol.com has the correct answer: