Observation 119436: Sarcomyxa serotina (Pers.) P. Karst.

When: 2012-12-08

Collection location: Yost Park, Edmonds, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mark Lee (EdibleGuy)

No specimen available

Notes:
Growing on an alder log blown down a few years ago. Removing leaves reveals pinning mycelium and feasting slugs. Some kind of oyster mushroom. The color is dark grey, somewhat purple-black. The color doesn’t fit with other oyster mushrooms I have seen posted on Mushroom Observer. The dark color makes them hard to spot. The gills underneath are a pale orange which could be because they are so old.

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I ate them
By: Mark Lee (EdibleGuy)
2012-12-12 13:15:35 CST (-0500)

I am pretty confident that these are Late Fall Oysters. Last night I boiled them for 10 minutes, then sauteed them in olive oil. Good texture and flavor, like other oyster mushroom species.

I also am attempting to clone this one.

Late-Fall Oyster or Olive Oysterling
By: Mark Lee (EdibleGuy)
2012-12-09 03:24:06 CST (-0500)

This is looking like Late-Fall Oyster, aka Panellus serotinus and Pleurotus serotinus.
If this ID turns out correct, here is a tip on how to cook it, from this page:
http://www.michiganmorels.com/...
Edibility: Good. I like these oysters after a friend told me to par-boil them for 10 or 15 minutes prior to cooking. They are robust and hold up well under heat.

Created: 2012-12-09 02:21:29 CST (-0500)
Last modified: 2012-12-09 03:03:23 CST (-0500)
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