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Oyster mushroom
Pleurotus ostreatus Pleurotus ostreatus


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7 Comments

great capture Batex,congrats and thanks for sharing

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 7 years ago

Granted the orientation of the photo could be such that I am looking at it wrong, however the way the moss is growing on the log, looks as if it's dead-fall laying on the forest floor.

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 7 years ago

I don't think it's Pleurotus, due to the stem. Pleurotus ostreatus generally grow perpendicularly to the ground in almost all cases. Coloration and the pattern of growth along with gills looks very similar to Cantharellus ignicolor.

CarolSnowMilne
CarolSnowMilne 7 years ago

Some friends say it is difficult to ID from just one photo, but it could be what Shannon suggested Oyster (Pleurotis) or Angel wing (Pleurocybella)

ShannonInCT
ShannonInCT 7 years ago

Split gill is stalkless. The mushroom pictured has a stalk with decurrent gills. Looks like an older specimen of oyster mushroom to me.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

Possibly the Split Gill Fungus, although I cannot conclude that without other views of the fungus.

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catgrin
catgrin 7 years ago

Really lovely!

batex
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batex

Sevierville, Tennessee, USA

Lat: 35.85, Long: -83.52

Spotted on Jun 1, 2011
Submitted on Jun 1, 2012

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