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Oyster Mushroom

Pleurotus ostreatus

Description:

Cap Oyster or fan shaped, usually 2-10 inches across (5-25 cm). Often grow in a shelf-like formation with overlapping clusters. Smooth, with no warts or scales. Usually white to light brown with firm, white flesh. The gills are white, and are attached to and running down the cap and stem (decurrent). Stem Oyster mushroom identificationThey may not have a stem. If they do it will often be stubby and off-center if the mushroom is growing on the side of a log. If it's growing on the top you will see a more well developed stem. No ring around the stem, and no sack around the base. Flesh is white. Spore print White to lilac-gray. It's best to make the spore print on a dark background.

Habitat:

growing on a live Tan Oak or Alder in mountainous riparian woodlands

Notes:

A popular Edible. Please see links the are many different variations

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2 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A very beautiful, and a very colorful, landscape photo....

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 a year ago

A very beautiful, and a very colorful photo....lots of very beautiful colors....this looks like a very beautiful magical place, that's deep in the woods.....

Tera2
Spotted by
Tera2

California, USA

Lat: 41.84, Long: -123.98

Spotted on Sep 12, 2015
Submitted on Mar 23, 2018

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