When: 2009-01-13

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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Some more late season (or maybe early season?) oyster mushroom pins. Note reticulation of the gills. This could be a cold weather phenotype, or this might be a distinct species that fruits only in cold weather.

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Recognized by sight: just correcting spelling error. hairy cap is curious, but doesn’t look like the white P. dryinus (unless the color in photo is not true).

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hairy cap
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-01-14 15:44:56 CST (-0500)

The color in the photo is accurate, but the subjective experience of color is colored (haha) by the colors of other things surrounding the mushroom. A mushroom that looks white against a background of green grass can look downright brown against a background of snow.

The hair on the caps of these little oysters is interesting. It is not evident in the other collections of Pleurotus I have posted this winter.


Also of note, these mushrooms are very small compared to the common winter fruiting oysters found in the same park. The fully open mushroom in this observation is only a few cm wide.