Observation 117938: Stereum ostrea (Blume & T. Nees) Fr.
When: 2012-09-07
(41.6167° 87.2501° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: – large individual fruiting bodies (6.4 cm across)
- fuzzy surface
- poreless light brown smooth underside
- found growing on dead log
- very tough, not broken easily
- spores- elliptical/cylindrical in shape, smooth, no present ornamentations
- spore measurements (length/width) (in micrometers) I tried to include one of the largest and smallest spores I could find along with the majority of the same sized spores that I found.

1. 5.81/2.49
2. 5.81/2.49
3. 4.98/2.49
4. 6.64/2.49
5. 5.81/2.49
6. 5.81/2.08
7. 5.81/2.08
8. 5.81/1.66
9. 6.64/2.49
10. 5.81/2.49

range= (4.98-6.64) and (1.66-2.49)

Proposed Names

81% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: lacks pore surface, smooth pale brown underside, fuzzy cap, growing on dead log
Used references: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/stereum_ostrea.html, Mushrooms Demystified by David Arora page 606
Based on microscopic features: comparable spore size

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Created: 2012-11-26 01:59:54 GMT (+0000)
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