Observation 148132: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm.
When: 2013-10-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On dead cottonwood stump. Cap up to 3.5 cm, brown, inrolled margin, not lined, whitish flesh. Whitish decurrent gills. Mild odor. Pleasant taste.

Took more photos on 10/19. Caps up to 15 cm. across, cracking. Whitish spore deposit.

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Nice find!
By: Chris May (ccmaymd)
2013-10-12 14:14:40 PDT (-0700)

The conspicuous brownish color is typical for the fall-fruiting Pleurotus. They used to be called P. sapidus but are now supposedly accepted as real P. ostreatus.

http://mushroom-collecting.com/mushroomoyster.html

Created: 2013-10-12 08:47:14 PDT (-0700)
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