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Elm Oyster

Hypsizygus ulmarius


About two feet above ground level on the trunk of a tree. Species of tree was not identified.


Damp and saturated area dominated by Holly and Oak. Vernal pools covered a large portion of the ground surface.

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Matt Hampel
Matt Hampel 5 years ago

Thank you kindly :)
And thank you for verifying.

Matt,after furder researche,i found that Elm's can grow also in little cluster like your's,so i think you nail it from the first moment it's a Elm oyster, Hypsizygus ulmarius,congrats on the ID,you have a sharp eye for fungi :-)

No worries :) i think that is very similar,if i does not read the info i told you,i would have the same idea,lets see if one of our specialists see it and make a positiv sugestion,mean while i'll tried to find a photo of a similar one,next time you find fungi,make a lot of photos :-) the gills are crucial to a good id

Matt Hampel
Matt Hampel 5 years ago

Unfortunately this is the only photo. I'll be sure to take your advice and take the necessary photos for ID next time.

Elm Oyster is the closest match I could found by appearance. I appreciate your help.

Nice find Matt,at first it looks like a elm oyster,but in roger mushrooms site they tell that elm's show up alone,or in pairs and not in a cluster like this one,do you have more photos of it?,is allways good to have several photos of the organism to a easier ID,in mushrooms case the better is to make a cap photo ,a gills photo and a general photo of the place,ot the tree where he is ,like the one you post.I 'll make adicional search to see if i can find a mach.

Matt Hampel
Spotted by
Matt Hampel

New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Jan 5, 2015
Submitted on Jan 5, 2015

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