When: 2005-10-01

Collection location: Kostanay city vicinity, Kazakhstan [Click for map]

Who: Igor (Igor_Yevdokimov)

No specimen available

Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm. Tricholomatace Agaricales (Oyster Mushroom, Вешенка обыкновенная).
Light-brown crowded mushroom clusters at deciduous wood.
Cap: 5-20cm wide, circle or asymmetrical up to fan-shaped or spoon-shaped, smooth, thick gently convex and margin curved in up to flat rarely sunken with wavy margin when old, light grayish-brown, light brown, yellowish-brown, medium brown and chocolate brown, odor is pleasant.
Flesh is white, yellowish-white when old.
Gills: descending stalk (60-80%of stalk), narrow, close, white, then yellowish-white up to dull yellowish-brown when died.
Stalk: 3-8cm long, 1-3cm thick and often curved up and often branched; white, then yellowish- or brownish-white, it looks some fibrous when old. Stalk is slightly or much off centres up to rudimental at the edge.
Edibility: good and tasty.
Habitat: scattered small groups or crowded clusters at the old poplar or poplar partially rotten stumps or trunks minor at maple wood.
Season: May – October.


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