Observation 45673: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm.

When: 2010-01-08

Collection location: Lago Agrio, Sucumbíos, Ecuador [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

No specimen available


An active culture of a Pleurotus ostreatus strain acclimated for a diet rich in petrochemical waste, offered up for a photograph by its cultivator, Ricardo Viteri. Photo taken during a workshop hosted by Viteri and mycologist Paul Gamboa of Universidad Central del Ecuador and Centro de Transferencia y Desarrollo de Tecnológias (CTT) at the Acción Ecológica Ecolodge outside Lago Agrio.

No herbarium specimen available.

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Used references: Ricardo Viteri of el Centro de Transferencia y Desarrollo de Tecnológias (CTT)
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