Observation 28683: Pleurotus (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2009-11-24

Collection location: Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jonathan King (buckyboy)

No specimen available

These shrooms were carpeting the lower reaches of an apparently living Doug fir on the Stapelveldt Trail below Pan Toll … the only tree within view to have any. So maybe the tree was a snag after all … though it seemed to be living, as I say. They cooked up nicely the same evening — absorbed some flavor from the stock they poached in, and became nicely resistant to the tooth but not tough.


Pleurocybella porrigens (presumable ID) on standing tree, below Pan Toll trailhead, Mt. Tamalapais, Marin County CA

Proposed Names

59% (2)
Recognized by sight: I’ve gathered these once before, and recognized them as distinct from Pleurotus ostreatus
Used references: Corresponded to verbal description in Mushrooms Demystified (Arora)
65% (3)
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: Check the spore print on them, if they are ostreatus the print will appear white with lavender tints to it.

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