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When: 2016-06-04

Collection location: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA [Click for map]

Who: ChechenIncognito

No specimen available

Was growing from the root of an oak tree at the University of Arkansas. Whole organism was white, gills were totally arcuate. Is it chicken of the woods?


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pleurotus ostreatus
By: ChechenIncognito
2016-06-06 19:28:17 PDT (-0700)

Is it wild pleurotus ostreatus? Anything that would specifically point to it not be pleurotus ostreatus? I’ve been wanting to culture some wild p. ostreatus for a long while.

Definitely not “chicken-of-the-woods.”
By: Sarah Prentice
2016-06-04 21:35:54 PDT (-0700)

The underside of Laetiporus sulphureus has pores, not gills. This looks like Pleurotus.