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Oyster Mushroom

Observed: 1st January 2012 By: PetejPetej’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPetej’s reputation in Fungi and LichensPetej’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Oyster Mushroom 1
Oyster Mushroom 2
Oyster Mushroom 3
Oyster Mushroom 4
Oyster Mushroom 5
Description:

My first foray into identifying fungi. The fungi in the photos were found growing on a large felled stump that has been lying for several years. There were oak trees around but not sure if the stump was an oak. I thought I was photographing two different species initially but looking at the pictures in Roger Phillips - Mushrooms - p266, it seems likely that photos 4 and 5 are of more mature Oyster Mushrooms?

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

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