Rare Fungi Challenge
The Fungal Diversity Survey (FunDIS) has issued an ongoing challenge to find and document West Coast species of rare mushrooms. Many are fall-fruiting species. The ones most likely to be found in Oregon are:
- Amanita pruittii
- Arrhenia lobata
- Bondarzewia occidentalis
- Hygrophorus goetzei
- Lactarius rubriviridis
- Neoalbatrellus subcaeruleoporus
- Pachycudonia spathulata
- Pseudaleuria quinaultiana
- Ramaria purpurissima
- Stereopsis humphreyi
- Volvariella surrecta
There’s a 2-page handout for each of the “Rare 20 “. The handout includes: the common name, photo, habitat, fruiting season, and distribution.
To join the Challenge:
- Get the handout for the species that interest you.
- Bring the handout (paper or electronic) with you in the field.
- If you think you’ve found one, follow the directions in the pamphlet