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oyster mushroom

Pleurotus ostreatus

Description:

Stemless gilled mushroom that gets as big as a hand. Gills are white/light. Cap surface is tan/brown.

Habitat:

On red alder in mixed forest about 3 miles from the sea at 500' elevation.

Notes:

This has been fruiting all through February, which has been wet and with temperature in the 30s and 40s. There's some debate about whether to call this P. ostreatus or P. pulmonarius, but as it's fruiting in the winter/cold season I'll call it ostreatus. It's good to eat (cooked).

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4 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Photo No. 2: is a beautiful, and colorful, landscape photo....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Photo no. 3: is a beautiful, and colorful, landscape photo....

shebebusynow
shebebusynow a year ago

Thank you. They were really big and healthy!

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

Photo No. 3: is a beautiful and colorful photo....

shebebusynow
Spotted by
shebebusynow

Oregon, USA

Lat: 44.14, Long: -124.12

Spotted on Feb 15, 2018
Submitted on Mar 7, 2018

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