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Thursday, August 16 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fungi on Fungi: Mushrooms That Grow on Other Mushrooms

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Some of the common familiar Fungi on Fungi include the Edible Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum) that grows on Russula or Lactarius species and turns them orange and The Amanita Mold (Hypomyces hyalinus) that occurs on Amanitas. But there are many other interesting and unusual species.

At a foray several years back, I dug inside the garbage can and pulled out some rotting fungi. Upon closer examination I found 8 species that were growing on the decaying fungi that did not get recorded. It’s sort of fun to see what can be found with a closer look.     

BONUS!  A downloadable link to a 258 page PDF will be given at the end of the show that covers over 379 species of them.

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John Plischke

John Plischke III is a founding member of the Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club, which has become one of the largest mushroom clubs in North America. John has been awarded the club’s Distinguished Service Award. Within the WPMC, John serves as Walk and Foray Chairman, is a member... Read More →

Thursday August 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435