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Oyster mushroom

Pleurotus ostreatus.


Could be either Panellus serotinas (late fall was when I found it) or Pleurotus ostreatus.


Deciduous riparian area in Northern Arizona.

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CorduneanuVlad 6 years ago

The gills in Panellus serotinas are yellow (sometimes). There is a clear separation between the stem and the gills in Panellus serotinas that I don't see here.
Another thing you can do is to taste it. Panellus serotinas is bitter as Pleurotus ostreatus is pleasant in taste.

ktcosmos 6 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion. Based on shape, color and time of year I wondered also about Panellus serotinas?

CorduneanuVlad 6 years ago

Oyster Mushroom - Pleurotus Ostreatus

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Prescott, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Nov 5, 2015
Submitted on Nov 6, 2015

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