When: 2017-06-14

Collection location: Madison, Dane Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

43.0593°N 89.4342°W 283m [Click for map]

Who: AVanBuren

No specimen available

Notes:
I found these beautiful mushrooms while walking in the woods near my house. They were growing on a fallen Elm limb. I returned twice to let them grow before I picked them and brought them home for closer observation. I believe they are Pleurotus citrinopileatus. However, I would have more confidence if this was a mushroom known to grow in my region. My best guess is that they have escaped captivity ;). I loved to hear some opinions from other observers.

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June 14, 2017. Left them to grow some more.
June 15, 2017. Left them to grow more
Picked them and brought them home. They look a little like a bouquet of yellow flowers and smell fruity. Starting to form funnel shaped caps.
Growing as a cluster from a central mass. The stems are slightly off-center of the caps.
Underside of cap. Gills are white, closely spaced and decurrent.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Looks like oyster mushrooms with bright yellow caps.

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