Observation 32156: Pleurotus (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2010-01-18

Collection location: near Gatewood Rd. and Cunard Rd., Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

Specimen available

This looks like a pleurotus ostreatus but this has a long tap root. and although it was growing on a log it was more attached to the moss than on the wood. here are my notes on this fungi. Flesh moist no odor or taste.

Cap width 6 cm long from tap root to center of margin 4 cm across fan shaped margins slight striations moist, smooth color brown.
Stem wide at the apex is 2cm, tapering to form a tap root, yellow
Gills decurrent. sub distant with a slight tan with a violet tinge to them. spore print white
Found growing solitary on a extremely moss covered log. It did not appear to be attached to wood but more with the moss log under neath very decomposed. the wood under the moss easily crumpled in your hand.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:36 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Gatewood Rd &Conard Rd area Fayette. Co. West Virginia’ to ‘near Gatewood Rd. and Cunard Rd., Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA


close up of the gills in natural light

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Im not sure about that
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-18 09:42:47 PST (-0800)

The gills should be orange, close these gills i have to say are sub distant. The caps are usually a gray to greenish in color. I have found Panellus serotinus, many times. It is common here in West Virgina. I collect it for the the table regularly. It is usually very tough even as it get old. takes a long time to degrad, it never seems to get mushy. see MO observation http://mushroomobserver.org/27420?search_seq=1205964

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