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Pleurotus dryinus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

Pleurotus dryinus Mushroom
Ref No: 8738
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Pleurotus dryinus (Pers. ex Fr.) Kummer Cap 5-15cm across, convex then slowly expanding, margin inrolled; white to cream; surface dry, felty-hairy to slightly scaly. Gills decurrent, crowded, narrow, often cross-veined on the stem; white. Stem 50-100 x 10-30mm, lateral to just off-center; white; felty, with a slight membranous ring at apex when young, soon vanishing or leaving fragments on cap margin. Flesh firm; white. Odor pleasant. Taste pleasant. Spores cylindrical, 9-12 x 3.5-4. Deposit white. Habitat on deciduous timber. Found in Europe and throughout most of northern North America. Season July-October. Edible.

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Harry Swihart (United States) - 19 July 2011

The closest mushroom I can find to this one is the Pleaurotus Dryinus but it does not quite match your photos. These are young, only 5 cm across, and have no stems. Growing individually but close together on a dead log in Cassopolis, Michigan 18 July 2011
Pleurotus dryinus
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 24 October 2008

Identical with the previous one.
Pleurotus dryinus
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 24 October 2008

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Pleurotus dryinus
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