Observation 196858: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm.
When: 2015-01-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Group was about 22 inches tall by 18 inches wide. On hardwood.

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Thanks LG
By: Phil (gunchky)
2015-01-24 18:23:16 CST (-0500)

That spot looks like a good place to check on a regular basis for future finds.

will have to go back and check
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2015-01-23 22:15:31 CST (-0500)

I’ll have to check out this tree when I get back up there.

It will be a challenge, the top of the tree is completely gone.

I don’t think it’s Red Oak, but the area is full of various Oak varieties.

Thanks LG
By: Phil (gunchky)
2015-01-23 17:22:40 CST (-0500)

I’m curious when I see photos of trees from an area quite different from mine. One reason I thought it might be Cottonwood is That I only find P. ostreatus on Aspen – spring and summer -and in late fall and sometimes winter we find it on wounds in Maple trees.

tree ID
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2015-01-22 22:27:39 CST (-0500)

The tree is a large snag. However, I believe it is a dead Southern Red Oak. The area is full of Red Oak, Sweet Gum and pine.

I rarely see cottonwoods in this area. I could check the next time I go, although it’s a matter of looking at bark. The tree is quite dead. From the photos, the bark is consistent with Southern Red oak.

Is the substrate
By: Phil (gunchky)
2015-01-22 20:05:30 CST (-0500)

a cottonwood tree, perhaps Populus deltoids? Thanks.

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