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

synonyms: Austernpilz, Austernseitling, Késői laskagomba, Oyster Mushroom, Pleurote en forme d'huître
Pleurotus ostreatus 4 Mushroom
Ref No: 8744
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Pleurotus ostreatus Mushroom
Ref No: 8745
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Pleurotus ostreatus2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8746
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Pleurotus ostreatus3 Mushroom
Ref No: 8748
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Pleurotus ostreatusF Mushroom
Ref No: 8749
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Pleurotus ostreatus 001 Mushroom
Ref No: 24016
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Pleurotus ostreatus 004 Mushroom
Ref No: 24018
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Pleurotus ostreatus 005 Mushroom
Ref No: 24019
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: White to cream, Blue, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Funnel shaped
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq. ex Fr.) Kummer. Oyster Mushroom, Pleurote en forme d'huître, Oreillette, Mouret, Poule de bois, Austernseitling, Austernpilz, Késői laskagomba, Gelone, orgella, agarico ostreato, pinnella, Oesterzwam. Cap 6–14cm across, shell-shaped, convex at first then flattening or slightly depressed and often wavy and lobed at the margin or splitting, variable in colour; flesh-brown or deep blue-grey later more grey-brown. Stem 20–30´10–20cm, excentric to lateral, or absent, white with a woolly base. Flesh white. Taste and smell pleasant. Gills decurrent, white at first then with a yellowish tinge. Spore print lilac. Spores subcylindric, 7.5–11 x 3–4um. Habitat often in large clusters on stumps and fallen or standing trunks, usually of deciduous trees, especially beech. Season all year. Common. Edible and good. Distribution, America and Europe.


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Barb Cheded (United Kingdom) - 02 November 2015

Cheshire, November 2015
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Barb Cheded (United Kingdom) - 02 November 2015

Abundance of these on a large log, Cheshire, November 2015
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Mike Stowell (Canada) - 28 May 2013

Located in Simcoe County Forest, Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada (off Powerline Rd.)on May 27 2013.
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viorel tifui (Romania) - 19 March 2013

ROMANIA
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viorel tifui (Romania) - 19 March 2013

M.BISTRITEI, ROMANIA
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viorel tifui (Romania) - 19 March 2013

ROMANIA,NEAMT,MUNTII BISTRITEI
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Željko Milovanovski (Other) - 14 March 2013

Bukovača slikana novembra meseca--Istočna Srbija
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Richard Hale (United States) - 05 February 2013

Emerging to past peak Oysters first week Dec. 2012, Blue Ridge Mtns., Virginia
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Jim Zionkowski (United States) - 11 January 2013

Oyster Mushrooms. Same location in Leesport,PA, Berks County. Growing off the roots of an old maple tree. Weighed almost 30 lbs. when the whole clump was picked.
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Jim Zionkowski (United States) - 24 December 2012

On an old Maple stump along a building in Leesport,PA in Berks County.
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Andrew Block (United States) - 21 December 2012

Taken along the Bronx River Pathway, Tuckahoe, Westchester Co., N.Y., on 11 November 2012. Growing on a dying boxelder.
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Andrew Block (United States) - 21 December 2012

Taken along the Bronx River Pathway, Tuckahoe, Westchester Co., N.Y., on 11 November 2012. Growing on a dying boxelder.
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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 19 December 2012

Tudor Ioana si Paul Covic, Romania, 19 decembrie 2012
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Tudor Ioana (Romania) - 17 December 2012

Paul Covic, Romania, 17 decembrie 2012
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Alex Forryan (United Kingdom) - 14 November 2012

Standon, Hertfordshire, UK
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Joseph Schanuel (United States) - 21 October 2012

MY FIRST FLUSH OF LOG OYSTERS JUST CAME OUT THIS MORNING IT TOOK ABOUT 13 MONTHS AFTER THE INOCULATION
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Harry Swihart (United States) - 11 June 2011

Oyster Mushroom Cassopolis, MI 17 May 2011
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Harry Swihart (United States) - 20 May 2011

Furst, the Roger's site is awesome, better thatn any other site I have found to identify mushrooms. This site led me to trying the oyster mushroom, Pleurotus Ostreatus, and it is delicious. Phjots attached are from southwestern Michigan this week.
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 05 April 2011

After a long rainy period I find this fungus on 23.XI.2009.in a vilage Beli Breg,Serbia,Vranje district.Each of them was more than 30 cm diameter. Photo-Marjan Kustera,Serbia
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Neill Mapes (United Kingdom) - 30 January 2011

I believe this to be an Oyster Mushroom (pleurotus ostreatus). Found on a fallen Crab Apple tree on 30.01.2011. Found inderelict woodland Telford, Shropshire. Great Britain
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Neill Mapes (United Kingdom) - 30 January 2011

I believe this to be an Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) Found on fallen Crab Apple tree. Found 30.01.2011.
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Greg Clarke (Bulgaria) - 12 January 2011

Bulgaria November
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Greg Clarke (Bulgaria) - 12 January 2011

Bulgaria November
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John Shupe (United States) - 21 August 2009

More oysters from the same hike.
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John Shupe (United States) - 21 August 2009

Oyster mushrooms, Kent County, Michigan. May, 2009.
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brandon meltzer (United States) - 17 July 2009

july 09 oysters on log chantrelles in the basket
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nesko simic (United Kingdom) - 06 February 2009

Berks
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 07 December 2008

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Paul McHugh (United States) - 13 November 2008

Oyster mushrooms on a tree which has been gnawed by beavers. June, Roylston Massachusetts.
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