Original_Herbarium_Label: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm.
Location: Canada, British Columbia, Victoria, Francis King Regional Park
location_detail: near the bridge across the creek at the bottom of the trail
Habitat: Alus rubra stand along the creek
Host/Substrate: old stump of Alnus rubra
Date: 2018-05-17
Collector(s): Oluna Ceska
Identified_by: Oluna Ceska
Comment(s): We took 3 fruiting body for the herbarium; no collecting is allowed in the BC parks.



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Recognized by sight: Although they are in the overall P. ostreatus complex/group, the Spring season occuring(predominantly on Alnus and other hardwoods), pink hue hymenium’d “oysters” we have here in the PNW are actually called P. pulmonarius, and are easily identifiable macroscopically by these aforementioned characteristics. Another Spring/summer and occasionally Fall occurring species that more dominantly occurs with conifers, albeit with Cottonwood/Poplar trees is a denser, firmer oyster called P. populinus(hence the epithet). P. populinus is by far a better edible species IMO, and has a tighter more marshmallowy’ consistancy, almost akin to a Lentinus or shiitake(Lentinula edodes).

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