Property Fungi, Lichens, Ferns, Horsetails, Mosses and Liverworts

The aging and fallen aspen, balsam poplar and birch trees of the property provide excellent substrates for a wide variety of fungi to develop. Many lichen species also use these trees for substrates. Similarly the trunk bases and shaded, moist areas in the forest enable mosses to flourish. Draw downs around the ponds and along the stream provide suitable habitats for horsetails to grow. The exposed soil and rocks of the fields host soil and lithophilic lichens.

Below are very preliminary lists of the fungi, lichens, horsetails and bryophytes that have been recorded or are likely to occur on the land.

Fungi

Verpa sp? Verpa sp? Verpa sp? Verpa sp Bisporella citrina? Boletus sp Scutellinia scutellata? Scutellinia? Scutellinia? Chlorociboria aeruginascens? Hoof Fungus Hoof Fungus Hoof Fungus Trametes? Trametes? Trametes? Trametes? Trametes? Trichaptum biforme? Trichaptum biforme? Peziza sp? Peziza sp? Peziza sp? Peziza sp? Fomitopsis pinicola? Geastrum sp? Lycoperdon sp? Lycoperdon sp? Lycoperdon sp? Calvatia cyanthiformis? Spongipellis sp? Sarcoscypha occidentalis?

Lichens

(Thanks to B. deVries for help with identifying some of the lichens.)

Hooded Sunburst Embossed Beard & Punctured Ramalina Pin Cushion Sunburst & Punctured Ramalina Hoary Rosette Punctured Ramalina Embossed Beard Spruce Moss Hoary Rosette Hoary Rosette Pebbled Pixie-cup? Spruce Moss Hammered Shield Lichen Hammered Shield Lichen Peltigera sp? Claodonia sp? Hooded Sunburst Hooded Sunburst Pin-cushion Sunburst Pin-cushion Sunburst Xanthoparmelia? Physcia? Hooded Rosette Xanthomendoza-nr-fallax Field Dog Lichen Speckled Greenshield Cladonia Xanthoria Cladonia

Ferns, Horsetails, Mosses and Liverworts

Ferns

Horsetails

Mosses

Liverworts

References:

de Vries, B. 2011. Getting to know the Saskatchewan Lichens: A booklet for the beginner. Nature Saskatchewan, Special Publ. No. 31.

de Vries, B and I. de Vries, S. Porter. 2007. "Getting to know your Prairie Lichens of Saskatchewan Canada. Series III. Conservation Data Centre, Saskatchewan: http://www.biodiversity.sk.ca/ftp.htm.

de Vries, B and I. de Vries, S. Porter. 2007. "Getting to know your Boreal Lichens of Saskatchewan Canada. Series IV. Conservation Data Centre, Saskatchewan: http://www.biodiversity.sk.ca/ftp.htm.

de Vries, B and I. de Vries, S. Porter. 2006. "Getting to know your Prairie Lichens of Saskatchewan Canada. Series I. Conservation Data Centre, Saskatchewan: http://www.biodiversity.sk.ca/ftp.htm.

de Vries, B and I. de Vries, S. Porter. 2006. "Getting to know your Boreal Lichens of Saskatchewan Canada. Series II. Conservation Data Centre, Saskatchewan: http://www.biodiversity.sk.ca/ftp.htm.

Harms, VL and AL Leighton. 2011. Ferns and fern allies of Saskatchewan. Flora of Saskatchewan Fasicle 1: Nature Saskatchewan Publ.30.

Johnson, D., L. Kershaw, A. MacKinnon and J. Pojar. 1995. Plants of the western Boreal Forest and Aspen Parkland. Lone Pine Publ. Edmonton.

Miller, O.K. Jr. 1985. Mushrooms of North America. Dutton Paperback. New York.

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Phillips, R. 2010. Mushrooms and other Fungi of North America. Firefly Books