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Pleurotus ostreatus

Distribution: P. ostreatus is a species complex that has representatives in temperate forests worldwide.

Habitat: Forests with deciduous components.

Substrate: Hardwoods, primarily alder and maple.

Spores: Spring, fall.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Gilled, laterally stemmed, pale mushroom on hardwoods. Generally pale gray or beige or bone-colored, often with an inrolled margin. Can occur in large clumps on snags and logs of alder and maple. Ages to yellow.

Accepted Name:
Pleurotus ostreatus (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Pleurotus ostreatus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Pleurotus ostreatus photos.

1 photographs:
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