Observation 62348: Pleurotaceae Kühner

When: 2010-12-31

Collection location: Iowa City, Iowa, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

Specimen available

Still awaiting someone with valid description of this species to comment. I propose it be named a new Pleurotus. Pleurotus osreatus-Hendersonalina

Purple/brown spore print. Fruiting at sub zero to upper 30’degree temperatures for over a week long period. I monitored and photographed this growth for 5 days. 3cm growth on most shelves. Dried and brought home fruitbodies and sporeprints. I have attached microscopic images in multiple colors along with spore print and multi angled images.

If we can mate these spores in freezing temperatures successfully- it will change the entire way we as humans clean oil spills in arctic temps. Exxon Valdez anyone???? This to me is extremely important. Most oysters cannot fruit and consume petroleum in the those arctic regions due to temperature difficulties. Obviously (becoming redundant) this will benefit the planet if we can achieve it. Please help me out.


More microscopic images.
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Proposed Names

86% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Based on microscopic features
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: Lilac spore print

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