Observation 62327: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm.

Growing directly on hardwood (oak?) log late in season.

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Added photo of decurrent gills and pinkish spore print – more white than pink
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-01-16 18:16:52 PST (-0800)
By: Byrain
2011-01-15 16:21:45 PST (-0800)

Are the gills decurrent enough for P. ostreatus? Other observations with stems seem to have more decurrent gills.

And Pluteus would have free gills and a pinker spore color.

Wow! Thanks guys!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-01-15 15:34:22 PST (-0800)

The shot of the underside really does look like an oyster mushroom, and the top is not as dark as most photos of the deer mushroom. The spore print had a pink cast to it. It was the central stem that fooled me.

Cool Variation
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2011-01-15 08:30:02 PST (-0800)

What a neat specimen with the stem so centered and straight.

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