Observation 156102: Pleurotus djamor (Rumph. ex Fr.) Boedijn

When: 2013-12-20

Collection location: Fort Myers, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)

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found in mixed mulch w/ moringa, pigeon pea, oak, and other logs underneath it. Kind of like a hugelkultur garden bed. I got a couple spore prints, but we cooked the specimens with our breakfast :D

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Mykes and Richard
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-01-02 06:02:39 IST (+0530)

I made it to Myakka State Forest, Myakka River State Park, and Highlands Hammock State Park. A family vacation always seems too rushed for good mushrooming, but I was impressed with what Florida has to offer. I figure it is always dry unless it is raining because of the sandy substate, but where there was good tree cover, I was amazed at the diversity even following very cool days. I saw a new Laccaria which both you and Richard have well documented, and a smattering of tiny Lactarius, a Pluteus, Hexagonia, Lentinus, Amanita, Russula, Paneolus, small zonate polypores with dark brown pores, Pycnoporus c. or s, Hygrophorus, and of course the ever present Herpothallon rubrocinctum. Both my cameras were down, so I did not get many pictures, but I brought about 20 samples home. Will try to sequence a few of them. Looks like I brought some worms home, too! Thanks again for the invites from both of you, maybe another time!

By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-12-26 03:54:26 IST (+0530)

I have never seen or heard about anyone else finding P. djamor in my part of FL, or even in the USA… I’ve found it on/around non-native trees like Cajanus cajan (pigeon pea) and Moringa oleifera (Moringa). Your best bet of finding them is looking around fruit trees, legumes, and perennial greens from Asia. These will be sub tropical or tropical, so south of Tampa is your best bet. Lemme know if you ever come to SWFL, I’ll show you around. Rich… same for you! Maybe I’ll get to Gainesville someday too! cheers

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-12-24 08:17:39 IST (+0530)

Orlando to Ft. Meade then somewhere near Anclote Key Preserve State Park. I would love to meet and foray but time is pretty limited. The picking looks good in Gainsville, I must admit. I should be able to find something along the way – hopefully a pink oyster!

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-12-24 07:16:38 IST (+0530)

where are you going to be?? if we get good weather you should take a trip to g-ville.

I am flying to Florida tomorrow
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-12-24 05:07:42 IST (+0530)

Can I find this north of Tampa?

By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2013-12-24 04:26:01 IST (+0530)
Nice obs Mykes.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-12-23 00:50:20 IST (+0530)

The photos are all excellent, but I particularly like the bottom one. Looks like this type has a distribution well south of my area (PA).

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