This list is annotated for Letchworth State
Park (126 species),
additional fungi that have been reported for Western
New York (2 species) and other additional fungi that have been
for New York State (102 species).
have been recorded at the Northeast Mycological Forays, 1976 to
not seen by the author (11 species) nor reported from New York State (6
species) are followed by a plus+ or an asterist *
respectively. Fungi of the Northeast that the author
has seen are
in bold (157 species). Fungi that occur outside of the Northeast
been seen elsewhere in North America by the author are in brackets [5 species]. For example, the
genus Poria has been placed in 30
genera on this list. Listings in italics
are species not in “Mushrooms of
Northeastern North America”, 1997 by Alan & Arleen Bessette and
Fischer. The number in parentheses following a name is the total number
list for that particular category; if following a slash, this is the
species for the group or genus in North America; if following a second
this is the greater number of species for this genus in the world. For
genera not belonging to the Polyporaceae, the name following a genus is
family accepted in the 9th edition of “Ainsworth &
Dictionary of Fungi”, 2001. If this family is not in the Polyporales
is noted in brackets. Numbers following letter code refer to page
number in the
references listed at the end of this checklist.
Ursula Hoffmann added some taxa found on the comprehensive COMA list (annual forays held in Connecticut since 1976): categories Polypores, Other Aphyllophorales.
If you have found additional taxa in the Northeast: Please e-mail to Douglas Bassett
Nomenclature follows Gilbertson and Ryvarden. 1986/87. North American Polypores. (2 volumes) Fungiflora. Oslo, Norway. 885pp. One field guide (noted by letter and page number) was selected for its color photograph or illustration (Capital Letter) or mention in keys or text (small case letter) in the following order of preference (if not in the first, then in the next and so forth):
B - Mushrooms of Northeastern North America. 1997. Alan & Arleen Bessette and David Fischer.
P - Mushrooms of North America. 1991. Roger Phillips.
A - The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. 1981. Gary Lincoff.
D - Mushrooms Demystified. 1986. David Aurora.
W - Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians. 2003. William Roody.
| L - Mushrooms of North America in Color. A Field Guide Companion
to Seldom-Illustrated Fungi. 1995. Bessette & Miller.
R - A Field Guide to Mushrooms and Their Relatives. 1982. Booth Courtenay and Harold Burdsall.
X - A Field Guide to Southern Mushrooms. 1985. Alexander Smith and Nancy Weber.
Z - VNR Color Dictionary of Mushrooms. 1982. (Ed.) Colin Dickinson and John Lucas.
S - species number in Fungi of Switzerland (Vol. 2) Non-gilled Fungi. 1986. (Ed.) J. Breitenbach and F Kranzlin.
H - How to Know the Non-gilled Mushrooms. 1981. Alexander & Helen Smith and Nancy Weber.
| Q - Les Champignons des Arbres de l’est de l’Amérique du
Violet code if this is new for N. A. (not in Gilbertson).
V - The Polyporaceae of the United States, Alaska and Canada. 1953. Lee Oras Overholts.