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Oyster mushroom

Pleurotus ostreatus


Growing at base of oak, spots on top are debris, dry caps.


Mixed forest.

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Oyster mushroom
Pleurotus ostreatus Pleurotus ostreatus

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MiteBelmezov 9 years ago

Saprophyte is an organism that fed decaying matter of dead animals or plants. Are saprophytes saprophytic nutrition.

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

I read an article recently which said that Oyster mushrooms are carnivorous.
they were known as Saprophytic till now. they eat live nematodes.

MiteBelmezov 9 years ago

Pleurotus ostreatus
Pot diameter of 5-18 cm, convex in the young, then prostrate, eccentric, fan-shaped bucket to the handle with a concave curve, great, gray or brown.
Leaves white, later yellowish and greyish, thick, long, covered by the handle, descend down the bunch.
Handle 2-4 cm long, white, solid, down the narrow and hairy, obliquely connected with the eccentric hat.
Meat white, hard, tough and woody later, pleasant taste and smell.

scatha 9 years ago

looks like some sort of oyster shroom to me... pleurotus xxx

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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2012
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012

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