Arboretum Fungi

Blue-stain Fungus (Chlorociboria aeruginascens).
Blue-stain Fungus (Chlorociboria aeruginascens).

A total of 276 fungus (and slime mould) species have been found in the University of Guelph Arboretum and surrounding campus areas. Many of these records are provided by George Barron, a retired U of Guelph professor and the author of Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada. As well, many of the species here have been added by Richard Aaron during our mushroom workshops (click here to see a listing of the workshops we offer).

Please Note: It is illegal to remove any fungi from The Arboretum!!! Research projects happen here and so collecting is not allowed.

Richard Aaron identifying one of our specimens during a Mushroom Workshop.
Richard Aaron identifying one of our specimens during a Mushroom Workshop.

Hemlock Varnish Shelf (Ganoderma tsugae).
Hemlock Varnish Shelf (Ganoderma tsugae).

Fungi (and Slime Moulds) of The University of Guelph Arboretum

Observers:  George Barron, Richard Aaron, Tim Myles, Diane Borsato, Joy Killen and Chris Earley

GILLED

  • Agaricus sp.
  • Agaricus campestris
  • Agaricus edulis
  • Agaricus fuscofibrillosus
  • Agaricus placomyces
  • Agaricus silvaticus
  • Agrocybe molesta
  • Agrocybe pediades
  • Agrocybe semiorbicularis
  • Agrocybe vervacti
  • Amanita flavoconia
  • Amanita muscaria var. formosa
  • Amanita virosa
  • Armillaria sp.
  • Armillaria mellea (complex)
  • Armillaria ostoyae
  • Calocybe carnea
  • Chroogomphus vinicolor
  • Climacocystis borealis
  • Clitocybe gibba
  • Clitocybe martiorum
  • Clitocybe gigantea
  • Clitocybula familia
  • Clitocybula ocula
  • Clitopilus orcellus
  • Clitopilus prunulus
  • Conocybe lactea
  • Conocybe tenera
  • Coprinus atramentarius
  • Coprinus comatus
  • Coprinus disseminatus
  • Coprinus lagopus
  • Coprinus micaceus
  • Coprinus plicatilis
  • Coprinus quadrifidus
  • Cortinarius sp.
  • Cortinarius mucosus
  • Cortinarius semisanguineus
  • Cortinarius traganus
  • Crepidotus sp.
  • Crepidotus applanatus
  • Crepidotus crocophyllus
  • Crepidotus mollis
  • Crinipellis setipes
  • Crinipellis zonata
  • Entoloma abortivum
  • Flammulina velutipes
  • Galerina marginalis (autumnalis)
  • Gymnopilus sp.
  • Gymnopilus penetrans
  • Gymnopus dryophilus
  • Gymnopus subnudus
  • Hebeloma crustuliniforme
  • Hygrocybe sp.
  • Hygrocybe cantharellus
  • Hygrocybe conica
  • Hygrocybe psittacina
  • Hygrocybe reai
  • Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca
  • Hygrophorus chrysodon
  • Hygrophorus eburneus
  • Hypholoma fasciculare
  • Hypsizygus tessulatus
  • Inocybe sp.
  • Inocybe fuscodisca
  • Inocybe geophylla
  • Inocybe rimosa
  • Inocybe sororia 
  • Laccaria laccata
  • Lactarius chrysorrheus
  • Lactarius deterrimus
  • Lentinellus ursinus
  • Lepiota cristata
  • Lepista irina
  • Lepista nuda
  • Leptonia incana
  • Leucoagaricus naucinus
  • Leucocoprinus luteus
  • Leocopholiota decorosa
  • Marasmiellus candidus
  • Marasmius androsaceus
  • Marasmius oreades
  • Marasmius rotula
  • Melanoleuca melaleuca
  • Mycena sp.
  • Mycena haematopus
  • Mycena leaiana
  • Mycena metata
  • Mycena polygramma
  • Mycena pura
  • Panaeolina foenisecii
  • Panaeolus sphinctrinus
  • Panellus serotinus
  • Panellus stipticus
  • Paxillus atrotomentosus
  • Pholiota sp.
  • Pholiota albocrenulata
  • Pholiota aurivella
  • Pholiota granulosa 
  • Pholiota malicola
  • Pholiota squarrosa
  • Pholiota squarrosoides
  • Phyllotopsis nidulans
  • Pleurotus ostreatus
  • Plicaturopsis crispa
  • Pluteus atromarginatus
  • Pluteus cervinus
  • Pluteus chrysophaeus
  • Psathyrella sp.
  • Psathyrella candolleana
  • Psathyrella multipedata
  • Psathyrella velutina
  • Pseudoarmillariella ectypoides
  • Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis
  • Rhodocollybia butyracea
  • Rhodocollybia maculata
  • Rickenella fibula
  • Russula brevipes
  • Russula densifolia
  • Russula peckii
  • Schizophyllum commune
  • Stropharia aeruginosa
  • Stropharia hardii
  • Tapinella panuoides
  • Tricholoma myomyces
  • Tricholomopsis rutilans
  • Tubaria confragosa
  • Tubaria furfuracea
  • Volvariella pusilla
  • Xeromphalina campanella
  • Xerula furfuracea
  • Xerula megalospora

BOLETES

  • Boletus subvelutipes
  • Chalciporus sp.
  • Chalciporus piperatus
  • Gyrodon merulioides
  • Leccinum sp.
  • Leccinum insigne
  • Leccinum scabrum
  • Suillus grevillei
  • Suillus luteus


POLYPORES & SIMILAR

  • Abortiporus fractipes
  • Albatrellus ovinus
  • Bjerkandera adusta
  • Bondarzewia berkeleyi
  • Cerrena unicolor
  • Climacocystis borealis
  • Daedaleopsis confragosa
  • Fomes fomentarius
  • Fomitopsis pinicola
  • Ganoderma applanatum
  • Ganoderma lucidum
  • Ganoderma tsugae
  • Gloeophyllum sepiarium
  • Gloeophyllum trabeum?
  • Gloeoporus dichrous 
  • Inonotus tomentosus
  • Ischnoderma resinosum
  • Laetiporus sulphureus
  • Lenzites betulina
  • Oxyporus populinus
  • Phellinus igniarius
  • Phellinus punctatus
  • Phellinus tremellae
  • Piptoporus betulinus
  • Polyporus arcularius
  • Polyporus badius
  • Polyporus brumalis
  • Polyporus radicatus
  • Polyporus squamosus
  • Polyporus varius
  • Postia caesia
  • Postia fragilis
  • Trametes conchifer
  • Trametes elegans
  • Trametes hirsuta
  • Trametes pubescens
  • Trametes versicolor
  • Trichaptum abietinum
  • Trichaptum biforme
  • Tyromyces chioneus
  • Tyromyces fissilis


PUFFBALLS & SIMILAR

  • Calvatia excipuliformis
  • Calvatia gigantea
  • Crucibulum laeve
  • Cyathus stercoreus
  • Dictyophora duplicata
  • Lycoperdon curtisii
  • Lycoperdon perlatum
  • Lycoperdon pyriforme

CHANTERELLES & SIMILAR

  • Cantharellus cibarius

PARCHMENT & RESUPINATES

  • Chondrostereum purpureum
  • Irpex lacteus
  • Phlebia incarnata
  • Phlebia radiata
  • Phlebia tremellosa
  • Stereum complicatum
  • Stereum hirsutum
  • Stereum ostrea
  • Stereum striatum
  • Thelephora palmata

TOOTH FUNGI

  • Hericium americanum
  • Hericium coralloides
  • Hydnum repandum
  • Sarcodon imbricatus
  • Steccherinum ochraceum

CORAL FUNGI

  • Clavaria vermicularis
  • Clavicorona pyxidata
  • Multiclavula mucida
  • Ramaria sp.
  • Ramaria aurea
  • Ramaria stricta
  • Ramariopsis kunzei

JELLY FUNGI

  • Calocera cornea
  • Dacrymyces palmatus
  • Dacrymyces stillatus
  • Exidia glandulosa
  • Exidia recisa
  • Tremella foliacea
  • Tremella reticulata
  • Tremellodendron pallidum

CUP FUNGI

  • Aleuria aurantia
  • Bisporella citrina
  • Chlorociboria aeruginascens
  • Crinula caliciiformis
  • Dasyscyphus virgineus
  • Geopora sepulta
  • Pachyella clypeata
  • Peziza sp.
  • Peziza repanda
  • Peziza vesiculosa
  • Scutellinia scutellata
  • Scutellinia setosa

MORELS & SIMILAR

  • Helvella elastic
  • Morchella esculenta

ASCO JELLIES

  • Ascocoryne cylichnium
  • Ascocoryne sarcoides

CLUB FUNGI & EARTHTONGUES

  • Clavariadelphis ligula
  • Xylaria hypoxylon
  • Xylaria longipes
  • Xylaria polymorpha

CARBON-LIKE BALLS & CUSHIONS

  • Apiosporina morbosa
  • Daldinia concentrica
  • Hypoxylon fragiforme
  • Nectria cinnabarina
  • Ustulina deusta

HYPOMYCES

  • Hypomyces chrysospermus

OTHER

  • Eutypella parasitica
  • Pilobolus kleinii
  • Spinellus fusiger

SLIME MOULDS

  • Arcyria cinerea
  • Arcyria denudata
  • Arcyria nutans
  • Brefeldia maxima
  • Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa
  • Comatricha typhoides
  • Diachea leucopodia
  • Dictyaethalium plumbeum
  • Dictydium cancellatum
  • Diderma spumarioides
  • Enteridium lycoperdon
  • Enteridium splendens
  • Fuligo septica
  • Hemitricha sp.
  • Hemitricha calyculata
  • Hemitricha clavata
  • Lycogala epidendrum
  • Metatrichia vesparium
  • Stemonitis sp.
  • Stemonitis axifera
  • Stemonitis splendens
  • Trichia sp.
  • Trichia varia
  • Tubifera ferruginosa

Total # species:  276