Observation 148132: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm.

When: 2013-10-10

Collection location: Cottonwood, Arizona, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available

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 17:14:40 CDT (-0400)

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.


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