Name: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm.
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Pleurotus ostreatus

Author: (Jacq.) P. Kumm.

Citation: Führ. Pilzk. (Zerbst): 104 (1871)

Deprecated Synonyms: Pleurotus sapidus, Oyster Mushroom

Misspellings: Pluerotus ostreatus, Pleurotus optuniae, Pleurotus ostreotus


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Pleurotaceae

Genus: Pleurotus

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[#174220]: IF, MB

Brief Description:

Pileus: 5-25 cm broad, fan or oyster-shaped; Natural specimens range from white to gray or tan to dark-brown; margin inrolled when young, smooth and often somewhat lobed or wavy. Flesh white, firm, varies in thickness due to stipe arrangement.
Lamellae: Gills are white to cream, descend stalk if present. If so, stipe off-center with lateral attachment to wood.
Spores: The spores form a white to lilac-gray print on dark media. Spores 7.5-9 × 3.5-4.5 µm, smooth, elliptical, nonamyloid.
Stipe: Often absent. When present it is short and thick.
Taste: Mild
Odor: Often has a mild scent of anise.

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