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Oyster mushroom

Observed: 24th January 2010 By: terrycrynantterrycrynant’s reputation in Fungi and Lichensterrycrynant’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
oyster mushroom
Pleurotus ostreatus

This fungus has been growing in the trunk of a peach tree for at least 5 years.The peach still fruits when we have a good summer.


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Species interactions

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Don't think this is oyster

Don't think this is oyster mushroom. There have been quite a few 'oysterm mushrooms' coming in recently but I am now just wondering if some of them are not oysters after all. This particular one does not have the typical characteristics of oyster and might be something else such as panellus serotinus. These tend to be smaller than oysters and has a yellowish olive tinge.