Vacation Photos 2003: New Hampshire & Québec

In August, 2003, my wife and I traveled to Québec City, Québec, Canada for the 2003 North American Mycological Society foray. Before reaching Québec, we mushroomed in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

No microscope was available, so all of these fungi were identified by macroscopic features using these field guides:

Most of these species do not occur in the Western United States.

All photographs © Michael Wood. Click on the species name to see the photo. Some photos also have a higher resolution version available by clicking on the "Hi Res Photo" icon.

New Hampshire

  1. Amanita virosa
    Amanita virosa
    Amanita virosa
    This is one of the deadly poisonous "destroying angels".

  2. Boletus ornatipesHi Res Photo
    Boletus ornatipes
    The reticulum on the stipe is distinctive.

  3. Climacadon septentrionale
    Climacadon septentrionale
    Climacadon septentrionale
    From a distance this mushroom looks like a typical polypore growing on a tree. Upon closer inspection you will notice that it has spines instead of pores on the lower surface.

  4. Gyroporus cyanescens
    This bolete blues very quickly!

  5. Paxillus atrotomentosus
    Very young.

  6. Strobilomyces floccopusHi Res Photo
    Called "the old man of the woods", a strange name with an unknown origin.

  7. Tylopilus felleus
    Tylopilus felleus
    From a distance this can be confused with Boletus edulis, an excellent edible. But this mushroom is extemely bitter.


  1. Amanita muscariaHi Res Photo
    Amanita muscaria
    The common Amanita muscaria in the Eastern United States has a yellow, unlike the common Amanita muscaria of the West Coast that has a red cap.
    CAF description

  2. Clavaria roseaHi Res Photo
    This bright little Clavaria is uncommon.

  3. Clavulinopsis laeticolorHi Res Photo
    This coral fungus occurs across the United States.
    CAF description

  4. Craterellus tubaeformisHi Res Photo
    Often called the "yellow foot" chanterelle. Here on the west coast we sometimes call them the "winter chanterelle" because they appear in January and February. I'm sure they don't do that in Québec!

  5. Galerina sp.Hi Res Photo
    Moss is a common habitat for Galerinas.

  6. Ganoderma applanatumHi Res Photo
    The "artists conk".
    CAF description

  7. Lactarius lignyotusHi Res Photo
    A very handsome Lactarius.

  8. Lycoperdon perlatumHi Res Photo
    A common puffball.
    CAF description

  9. Nolanea quadrataHi Res Photo
    Few Nolaneas are bright colored, this is the exception.

  10. Ramaria sp.Hi Res Photo
    Ramaria sp.Hi Res Photo
    Ramarias are common in many forests, but most are difficult to ID to species.

  11. Russula sp.
    One of several Russulas with green colors in the cap.

  12. Scleroderma citrinaHi Res Photo
    Scleroderma species are often called "earthballs" to distinguish them from the "true" puffballs. Earthballs, which are related to the boletes, are mycorrhizal and not edible. The puffballs are related to Agaricus, are saprophytic, and are generally edible when young.

  13. Xerula radicataHi Res Photo
    Also called Oudemansiella radicata, this mushroom is reputably edible.