Observation 169601: Pleurotus pulmonarius (Fr.) Quél.
When: 2014-07-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On old hardwood, white, pleurotoid, many with distinct stem, gills very close, flesh thin, translucent, cap translucent striate

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Thanks Daniel and Walt
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-07-13 12:45:17 CDT (-0400)

This was definitely a hardwood log. No conifers in site.

The key here is what they were growing on.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-13 12:24:25 CDT (-0400)

Martin, you claim these were growing on a hardwood log. Pleurotus pulmonarius grows on conifer. Therefore unlikely these are P.p.

Pleurocybella porrigens
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-07-12 22:33:04 CDT (-0400)

Angel Wings fruit in the fall on conifer logs. They have very thin flesh.

Thanks Walt
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-07-12 22:10:51 CDT (-0400)

I have noticed several obs on MO in which the fb curves inward making it concave and vase-like rather than convex and turned downward as shown here; is this the distinction you are looking for? These look very similar to your obs of the same name (P. porrigens). I have a sample so I could check micro characters if there is something definitive there, if you have any doubt, which you don’t seem to have.

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