The column at the right shows how often identifications of this species are made. An upper case letter is used if there is a specimen from British Columbia in the Herbarium at Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria (DAVFP). If the letter is in italics, it means there is no Herbarium specimen for Vancouver Island.
a abundant: identified on the majority of outings to suitable habitat at the best time of year in the best weather conditions
c common: identified virtually every year but not on the
majority of outings
u uncommon: identified on five or more occasions but not every year
r rare: identified on less than five occasions
Note that less identifications will be made if the species is actually uncommon, but also if it is difficult to identify or hard to find or is not well known.
Included in the main list are easily visible members of Basidiomycetes (not rust fungi or smut fungi) and of Ascomycete orders Heliotales, Orbiliales, Pezizales, Hypocreales and Xylariales (not lichens, yeasts, mildews or molds). A more complete list, derived from holdings of DAVFP (at Pacific Forestry Centre in Victoria), is given below after the checklist.
Easily visible fungi that do not fall into these orders that have been recorded by SVIMS members include Pucciniastrumgoeppertianum (Uredinales), Cucurbitaria spartii and Cucurbitaria berberidis (Pleosporales), Apiosporinamorbosum (Pleosporales), Exobasidium vaccinii (Exobasidiales), Phyllactiniaguttata (Erysiphales), Rhizopusstolonifer (Mucorales), Leptosphaeria acuta (Pleosporales), Rhytismapunctatum (Rhytismatales), Coccomyces arbutifolius (Rhytismatales), Coccomyces dentatus (Rhytismatales), Propolis versicolor (Rhytismatales), Stictis radiata (Ostrapales), Taphrinaalni(Taphrinales), Vibrisseatruncorum (Ostropales), and a plethora of lichens (mostly in Lecornales)
Field lists from Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands will be kept to improve information on range, locale, and frequency. Please send personal or group field lists including any and all fungi to
Ian Gibson 67 Linden Avenue, Victoria BC V8V 4C9,
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional notes appear at the end of the checklist.