Observation 21872: Pleurotus populinus O. Hilber & O.K. Mill.

When: 2009-06-08

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Fleshy fungi growing from a stump in Zone 02. The nearby trees include pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanicus), red, white, and jack pine (Pinus resinosa, P. strobus, and P. banksiana), spruce (Picea sp.), Balsam fir (Abies balsamea), paper birch (Betula papyrifera), and quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), and maybe maple (Acer sp.), but I think this stump is quaking aspen.

They have no apparent stems but do have gills rather than pores and are fleshy rather than polypore-like corky, leathery, or woody.

To 3cm wide.

First five photos taken June 8. Next four June 11. The lower group of mushrooms had significantly expanded and developed in the intervening three days. (The second-to-last of the old photos and first of the new photos together show the transformation clearly. The last of the new photos shows the same group from the side.)

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