NATURAL HISTORY, TORONTO REGION
tries. I have been informed, however, by persons in the United States to whom I have sent specimens that the following are rather rare plants there: Polyporus squamosus, Pleurotus dryinus, Tremella frondosa, and Gyrocephalus rufus.
On the other hand, from what is said in popular handbooks, I should judge that there are elsewhere quite a number which are considered common species, but which I have met with either rarely or not at all. For example, the Beef-steak fungus (Fistulina hepatica), the edible qualities of which are so enthusiastically and tantalizingly lauded in the books, Clitopilus prunulus, Agaricus gambosus, Agaricus rubescens, Lepiota rachodes, Hygrophorus virgineus, Clitocybe illudens, and Armillaria mucida I have never seen; and Pleurotus ulmarius, Lactarius volemus, Russula virescens, Clitocybe nebularis, Clitch cybe clavipes, Clitocybe media and most species of Tricholoma, Volvaria and Cortinarius are rarities.
PARTIAL LIST OF FUNGI TO BE
FOUND NEAR TORONTO.
BASIDIOMYCETES. HYMENOMYCETES. I AGARICACEAE.
Amanita muscaria, Linn. phalloides, Fr.
Lepiota gracilenta, Krombh. 166