When: 2019-10-09

Collection location: Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: AJ (AJKshroomVA)

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Recognized by sight: Brownish-white color; gills; more delicate than Pleurotus (Oyster Mushrooms); growing on wood all point to P. porrigens.

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I’ve run across P. porrigens…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2019-10-14 21:50:10 CDT (-0400)

at Ricketts Glen several times during the past few weeks. To be sure of the ID, spore morphology immediately separates this species from genus Pleurotus (globose/subglobose vs. ellipsoid for the latter). If the type of wood is identifiable, then Pleurocybella grows on coniferous wood and Pleurotus on hardwood.