Kuujjuaq Species List
Fungi of the Kuujjuaq region, Nunavik, Quebec, Canada
Collections made 12-18 August 2007 by Lawrence Millman
In 2007, I received a grant from Nunavik’s Makivik Corporation to study the mushrooms in and around Kuujjuaq. This community, the largest in Nunavik, was ideally situated for mycological research, since it was both above and below the tree-line. Here are the results:
Southwest of communication towers (northern boreal forest):
Albatrellus confluens. Under tamarck. Uncommon.
Coltricia perennis. In moss and glacial till.
Cortinarius alboviolaceus (Silvery Violet Cort). Under spruce.
Cortinarius cinnamoneus (Cinnamon Cort). Near spruce.
Gloeophyllum sepiarium (Yellow-Red Gilled Polypore). On old pine boards near Mesher camp.
Lactarius rufus (Red Hot Milky). Poisonous. Under spruce.
Lactarius torminosus (Pink-Fringed Milky). Near spruce as well as birch.
Phellinus chrysoloma (Golden Spreading Polypore). On spruce log.
Russula emetica (The Sickener). Poisonous. In boggy area near spruce.
Spathularia flavida (Fairy Fan). Uncommon. On woody debris.
Trichaptum abietinum (Purple Toothed Polypore). On dead spruce stump.
North of Cape Whales (tundra):
Cortinarius balteatus. In moss near spruce.
Hygrocybe miniata (Fading Scarlet Waxy Cap). In moss.
Leccinum holopus (White Birch Bolete). Edible. Under dwarf birch.
Lactarius scrobiculatus (Spotted Stalk Milky). Near spruce.
Mycena epipterygia (Yellow Stalked Fairy Helmet). In moss
Between airport and Koksoak River (mixed habitat):
Agrocybe praecox (Spring Agrocybe). On humus above river.
Amanita vaginata (Grisette). In sedge.
Boletus badius (Bay Bolete). Edible. Under spruce.
Boletus variipes. Edible. Near spruce.
Collybia tuberosa (Tuberous Collybia). On decayed Russula cap.
Coprinus atramentarius (Inky Cap). On buried wood near fuel tanks.
Cortinarius bolaris. Uncommon. Near spruce.
Cortinarius sanguineus (Red Gilled Cort). In moss.
Cystoderma amianthinum (white variety). In moss.
Gomphidius nigricans (Blackening Gomphidius). Uncommon. Under spruce.
Hydnellum peckii (Bleeding Tooth). Near spruce.
Inocybe lacera (Torn Fiber Head). Poisonous. In grass near alder.
Inocybe sororia (Pungent Fiber Head). Poisonous. In gravel near tamarack.
Lactarius deliciosus (Orange Latex Milky). Edible. Near spruce.
Mycena griseoviridis. In humus.
Peziza badia (Red Cup). In sand and till.
Russula paludosa. In moss near spruce.
Thelephora caryophyllea (Carnation Fiber Vase). In sandy soil and till.
Thelephora terrestris (Common Fiber Vase). In sandy soil and till.
At Old Fort Chimo (boreal forest and tundra):
Amanita inaurata (Strangulated Amanita). In willow near tent rings.
Clitocybe clavipes (Fat Foot). On ground near old church.
Entoloma strictius (Straight Stalked Pinkgill). Poisonous. In moss near old church.
Laccaria laccata (Common Tallowgill). In sandy soil near tent rings.
Paxillus involutus (Poison Pax). Poisonous. Near dump north of old school.
Rozites caperata (Gypsy). Edible. In birch above new cemetery.
Russula fragilis (Fragile Russula). In moss near old school.
Serpula lacrimans (Dry Rot). Under fallen gravemarker in old cemetery.
Tectella patellaris (Veiled Panus). On willow branch near old church.
West of weather station (tundra):
Entoloma sinuatum (Lead Poisoner). Poisonous. Near birch.
Hygrocybe conica (Witch’s Hat). Poisonous. Near spruce.
Inocybe fastigiata (Straw Coloured Fiber head). Poisonous. In glacial till.
Lactarius uvidus (Violet Latex Milky). Poisonous. Near birch.
Leccinum atrostipitatum. Edible. Under dwarf birch.
Lycoperdon molle (Miniature Puffball). Edible. On sand and gravel near trails.
Russula adusta. Poisonous. Uncommon. Near spruce.
At all habitats:
Laccaria bicolor. In sandy soil, moss, or glacial till.
Lactarius representaneus (Northern Bearded Milky). Poisonous. Near spruce.
Leccinum insigne (Aspen Bolete). Edible. Near birch.
Leccinum scabrum (Birch Bolete). Edible. Near or under birch.
Lycoperdon gemmatum (Gemmed Puffball). Edible. In till, sandy soil, or along trails.
Russula albida (White Russula). In sandy soil or moss.
Russula dissimulans (Blackening Russula). In spruce, birch, and willow.
Russula lutea (Yellow Russula). Near birch.
Lactarius (2), Russula (4), Inocybe (2), Cortinarius (2), Laccaria (1).