Observation 80214: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm.
When: 2011-10-21
No herbarium specimen

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logs
By: BlueCanoe
2011-10-21 17:58:47 EDT (-0400)

I would try to compare the log’s bark, if it is still present, with surrounding trees (color, texture, etc). Even a quick observation of the surrounding forest will narrow the possible species down to a few, or at the very least whether conifers or hardwoods dominate.

Wood is
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-10-21 17:56:25 EDT (-0400)

Quercus agrifolia, (coast live oak).

Wood ID
By: Janet Hsiao (jhsiao)
2011-10-21 17:51:29 EDT (-0400)

It was a dead log with no foliage :( I intend on going back to the trail within the next couple of days though, can you tell me what are some characteristics that I should look for? I am assuming that it is not a conifer at this point because the ground litters have minimal needles from my vague recollection.

wood ID?
By: BlueCanoe
2011-10-21 17:39:37 EDT (-0400)

Do you know what kind of wood it was growing on (conifer or hardwood; species)?

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