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Orange Oyster

Phyllotopsis nidulans

Description:

Caps were mostly fan-shaped, pale orange, very fuzzy, and had inrolled margins. The gills were close, orange, and had frequent short gills. It didn't have a stem, but did have a poorly defined base. Odor: similar to rotting garbage. Fruiting bodies were 2-6 cm wide.

Habitat:

Habitat: Growing on rotting wood in a mostly deciduous forest.

Notes:

Past their prime, but still vibrant!

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3 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a week ago

Thanks Mark! I have been watching these same orange oysters for at least 6 months! They are growing on my kids' fort in the woods, along with several other fungi and slime molds.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a week ago

Magnificent. Love that color.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a week ago

Thanks Brian! It is sadly a very stinky species, but so gorgeous!

Brian38
Brian38 a week ago

What a beauty Christine!

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.61, Long: -73.46

Spotted on Jan 16, 2019
Submitted on Feb 11, 2019

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