Observation 83514: Pleurotus (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2011-11-19

Collection location: Albany, Western Australia, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Mark Price (marksandyleucapops@gmail.com)

No specimen available

Very large cap – 20cm across – growing from short, thick stem out of dead wood. Cream coloured gills; brown cap, turning to pale cream/white toward centre; funnelled cap. Rubbery to touch. Unfortunately the photos aren’t too good, as I didn’t want to disturb the fungus.


Digital magnification to try and detail the gills to aid identification.
Cap was a good 20cm across. You can see the deep funnel where the cap attaches to the stem. Also, the cap is not a complete ‘circle’.
I’ve included this just to show the short thick stem by which this fungi was anchored to the dead wood. Looks like the gills do run down the stem at least partially.
(This speciman was starting to decay so I didn’t feel bad about detaching it to photograph the underside).
An attempt to show the gills and stem attachment without disturbing the speciman. Not very focussed I’m afraid.

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Used references: Bougher, N. L. (2009). Fungi of the Perth Region and Beyond: A self-managed field book. Western Australian Naturalists‟ Club (Inc.), Perth, Western Australia. [http://www.fungiperth.org.au]. Also, Kevn Griffiths, A Field Guide to the Larger Fungi of the Darling Scarp & South West of Western Australia.

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