Observation 5401: Pleurotus (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2007-12-07
Herbarium specimen reported
0 Sequences

small gilled shelf on downed rotting hardwood log (fairly large: maybe dogwood, gumbo limbo or pigeon plum?)
ST: stubby and lateral
CAP: ~30mm wide, fan-shaped, whitish to pale brownish, smooth, dull, funnel-shaped, margin gracefully curled under
FLESH: whitish, less than 1mm, fragile
GILL: whitish, decurrent, close, clean, 3mm deep
SPORE: print creamy brownish — is that white or brown?? (see photo)

I was sure this was an oyster until I saw the spore print. Then I thought Crepidotus applanatus, but the gills conspicuously radiate from a single point in that genus. So I’m back to Pleurotus

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