Growing on an old log in mixed woods.
Caps up to 6.0 cm across and very thin-fleshed and flacid.
Spore print white and spores not amyloid.
Spores ~ 6.3-7.1 X 3.5-4.2 microns, elongate and smooth.
Gill cystidia plentiful, setiform,60-85 X 11-17 microns, and some with apical encrustrations.


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Recognized by sight: Looks a bit like a Pleurotus, although not much of a stipe, but that’s possible.
I would be no good on spore comparison. Michael Kuo says smooth, cylindrical… so possible.

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Rowen, a synonym for Hohenbuehelia petaloides
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2015-01-16 12:31:05 PST (-0800)

is Pleurotus petaloides. One of the main distinctions(for the present) is the rather interesting thick-walled, lance-like gill cystidia as shown in the micro photos.
These don’t seem to be exactly like Hohenbuehelia petaloides but probably are closely related.