When: 2017-06-17

Collection location: Saugerties, Ulster Co., New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: cmy610

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Growing out of a felled tree along a nature trail in a wet, deciduous forest near the Hudson River.


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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-06-19 11:39:17 CDT (-0400)

we humans sure like to spread invasives around, eh? at least this one is edible, but then again, so is kudzu!

Beautiful & Exotic
By: AVanBuren
2017-06-19 11:10:57 CDT (-0400)

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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