Central Park - Jan 1, 2024

The first walk of the New Year held in Central Park—a club tradition. A sunny and warm day for January. Around 1.5 in. of rain in the last seven days. We were delighted to be joined on this walk by three people who focus their efforts on leaf spots, rusts and powdery mildews: Susan Hewitt, David Jeffrey Ringer and Stephen Bodzin. So this list will contain more of those taxa than usual (an example of sampling/observer bias, which it is always important to acknowledge).

*=new to park   **=new to city

 

Ascomycetes

Amphilogia gyrosa
Annulohypoxylon annulatum
Biscogniauxia atropunctata
Biscogniauxia marginata
Biscogniauxia mediterranea
Botryosphaeria sp.
Calycina citrina
Camillea punctulata
*Cryptovalsa prominens
**Cylindrosporium rubi
Diatrype decorticata
Eutypa limiformis
Eutypa spinosa
Eutypella leprosa
*Golovinomyces artemisiae
on Mugwort
*Golovinomyces asterum
on aster
Helminthosporium velutinum
*Hypoxylon perforatum
Immotthia atrograna
*Lachnellula resinaria
Lachnum sp.
cf. virgineum
Mollisiaceae sp.
Nectriaceae sp.
Cosmospora s.l. growing on an old pyrenomycete
Nemania sp.
Nitschkia broomeana
on both conifer and hardwood
*Nitschkia confertula
Peroneutypa scoparia
Phaeocalicium polyporaeum
*Propolis farinosa
Rhytisma acerinum
Trichoderma sp.
anamorph
Zythia resinae
 

Crusts & Parchment

Dendrothele nivosa
Hydnoporia olivacea
Peniophora albobadia
Peniophora incarnata
Steccherinum bourdotii
Steccherinum ochraceum
Stereum complicatum
Stereum lobatum
Xylobolus frustulatus
 

Cyphelloid Fungi

Merismodes sp.
 

Dimorphic Fungi

Bartheletia paradoxa
 

Gasteromycetes

Calvatia gigantea
(old)
 

Gilled Fungi

Coprinellus Sect.-Micacei
Flammulina velutipes
Hypholoma fasciculare
Lentinellus sp.
ursinus-like, but white, single
*Leratiomyces ceres
Panellus stipticus
Pleurotus ostreatus
Resupinatus sp.
 

Jelly Fungi

Dacrymyces sp.
Exidia crenata
Exidia nigricans
 

Polypores

Fulvifomes robiniae
Ganoderma curtisii
Ganoderma lobatum
Ganoderma sessile
Gloeoporus dichrous
Irpex lacteus
Phellinus sp.
s.l. resupinate on hardwood
Trametes conchifer
Trametes betulina
Trametes hirsuta
Trametes versicolor
Trichaptum biforme
Tyromyces chioneus
 

Rusts

*Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginianae
*Puccinia malvacearum