Collection location: Saugerties, Ulster Co., New York, USA [Click for map]
Growing out of a felled tree along a nature trail in a wet, deciduous forest near the Hudson River.
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we humans sure like to spread invasives around, eh? at least this one is edible, but then again, so is kudzu!
I’m excited and slightly disturbed to see yet another one of these observed in North America. I also recently found what I believe to be Pleurotus Citrinopileatus growing at a similar latitude to you. I’m in Southern Wisconsin. From what I have read they are reproducing in the wild from cultivated imports. They seem to be prolific spore producers too. The one I found left a heavy dusting of pale pink spores all over my kitchen table while I was photographing it. The color of the spores were another clue to it’s identity. Pleurotus Citrinopileatus are fragrant, beautiful, and edible. However, what impact this non-native fungus will have on our North American ecosystems is any ones guess. Thanks for posting your observation.
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