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Late Fall Oyster Mushroom

Panellus serotinus


Waxy grey cap is shiny and reflective when wet. Largest cap is about 3 in. wide. Gills radiate toward the point of connection.


Spotted on a fallen log next to a creek at Dash Point State Park.


Research has shown that Panellus serotinus possesses anti-tumor and immuno-modulating activities, like many medicinal mushrooms (Kim et al., 2012). This is primarily due to its concentration of beta-glucans, which can easily be extracted through prolonged hot water decoctions (teas, soups). The late fall oyster mushroom, as shown in animal studies, also displays protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and dyslipidemia (Inoue et al., 2013).

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Brian38 4 years ago

Thanks Christine and Zlatan.

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 4 years ago

Wow. Great photos and info.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Wow, awesome shots! The wet, reflective caps look very cool.

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Federal Way, Washington, USA

Spotted on Dec 10, 2017
Submitted on Dec 14, 2017

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