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Many-colored Polypore or Turkeytail Fungus, Coriolus versicolor

The following 13 species of Fungi (Thallophyta) have been positively identified at Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History.

We are just beginning our formal survey of Fungi, includinding mushroom and fleshy fungi species, so please check back later for the results of our work. (Photos and/or other information are available by clicking on underlined common names below.)

NOTE: If you have expertise in identification of Fungi and would like to help survey the species at Hilton Pond Center, please contact us at RESEARCH .

PHALLACEAE (Stinkhorns)
Elegant Stinkhorn
Mutinus elegans

Auricularia auricula
Witch's Butter
Tremella mesenterica

LYCOPERDALES (True Puffballs)
Striate Bird's-nest
Cyathus striatus
Pear-shaped Puffball Lycoperdon pyriforme

Many-colored Polypore
or Turkeytail Fungus Coriolus versicolor (photo above)

Black Knot Fungus
Apiosporina morbosa

Not yet grouped:

Caesar's Amanita Amanita jacksonii (sometimes listed as A. caesarea)

Scarlet Waxy Cap Hygrophorus coccineus

Tawny Grisette Amanita fulva

Honey Fungus Armillariella (Armillaria) mellea

Old Man of the Woods Stroblomyces floccopus

Fetid False Coral Thelephora palmata

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