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Stereum ostrea.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: False Turkey-tail
Stereum ostrea Mushroom
Ref No: 8930
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Stereum ostrea2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8931
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Stereum ostrea3 Mushroom
Ref No: 8932
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Brown
normal size: 5-15cm
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Stereum ostrea (Blume & Nees ex Fr.) Fr. False Turkey-tail. Cap 1-10cm across, irregular, semicircular or bracket-like, often overlapping; zonate and multicolored in shades of brown and rust; densely hairy. Fertile undersurface smooth, pale buff. Flesh thin, tough, leathery. Spores cylindrical, smooth, 5.5-7.5 x 2-3. Deposit white. Habitat on logs and stumps of hardwoods, especially oak. Found in Europe and throughout North America. Season all year. Not edible.

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Kristina Trott (United States) - 26 January 2012

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Kristina Trott (United States) - 17 January 2012

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