Observation 56882: Hohenbuehelia petaloides (Bull.) Schulzer

When: 2009-09-10

Collection location: Paramount Park, Shoreline, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (T. Sage)

No specimen available

Growing from woodchips, but likely a root or wood underneath. Sorry for the old pooey shots.

Proposed Names

62% (3)
Recognized by sight: shape, colour of the young fruitbodies, and the bloom on the pileus.
but if you really want to be sure, put a bit of a gill under a microscope – the species in this genus have fantastic cystidia.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Thanks, Else, Kid!
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2010-10-27 19:47:03 BST (+0100)


By: caphillkid
2010-10-27 19:44:20 BST (+0100)

Looks pretty thin to be a Pleurotus species, but it must be an oyster of some kind IMO. Nice find.

By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2010-10-27 19:38:06 BST (+0100)

It was fairly oyster-like, but at that point I had never touched Pleurotus!

By: caphillkid
2010-10-27 19:34:56 BST (+0100)
Remember what it was like? Rubbery perhaps?
That was my first thought….
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2010-10-27 19:33:46 BST (+0100)

But I remember someone a while back saying it wasn’t. I used to remember what I “thought” it was, but I cannot even recall that right now…

By: caphillkid
2010-10-27 19:31:20 BST (+0100)

Looks like a pleurotoid of some kind, maybe a Hohenbuehelia species.

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