Observation 62384: Pleurotus pulmonarius (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2010-07-23

Collection location: Montgomery Co., Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

Wood type not determined – almost funnel shaped – hint of pink in white body

Proposed Names

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
Pleurotus dryinus
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-02-13 23:23:33 CST (+0800)

Has a partial veil and a frosted looking cap. I do not see either in your photos. Habitat eliminates P, populinus.

Both this and my previous post were definitely growing on Tulip Poplar
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-02-13 23:07:25 CST (+0800)

Do you think it possible that they are a delicate form of P. dryinus?

The poplars referred to are
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-01-18 12:46:03 CST (+0800)

Aspens, cottonwood, Populus species. Tulip trees are not poplars although commonly called that. Liriodendron tulipifera

The info. in Edible and Medicinal Mushrooms
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2011-01-18 10:46:26 CST (+0800)

of New England and Eastern Canada by David L. Spahr got me started on the idea that you could call an oyster mushroom ‘populinus’ if it was white, early, and growing on a poplar log. These were the first I noticed of the season, and looked the same as the ones right around the corner that clearly were growing on poplar. Most of the trees in this particular area are tulip poplar, but there are also maple, oak, and others.

Host wood
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-01-18 00:56:08 CST (+0800)

needed to help with the ID. If there were aspen or cottonwood in the area then Pleurotus populinus is likely what you have. I think that species is more common in cooler fall and Spring weather.

Created: 2011-01-17 10:52:16 CST (+0800)
Last modified: 2012-04-18 09:14:52 CST (+0800)
Viewed: 99 times, last viewed: 2017-06-08 21:03:53 CST (+0800)
Show Log