Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacquin) Kummer  

Status:

Found in overlapping clusters, usually on hardwood trees, logs, and stumps.

Description:

Cap: varies from white to dark brown, smooth, dry, slightly convex to shell-shaped, margin inrolled; flesh white, firm. Gills: White to cream, decurrent, usually close. Stalk: Off-center when present. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 157 records in the project database.

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Oyster Mushroom in Caroline Co., Maryland (7/25/2014). Photo by Kathy Calvert. (MBP list)

An Oyster Mushroom in Worcester Co., Maryland (1/17/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Oyster Mushroom growing in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/16/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

An Oyster Mushroom (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/1/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Oyster Mushroom growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/13/2018). Determined by Jo and Bob Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Oyster Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/10/2018). Determined by Jo Solem/BugGuide. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Oyster Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/10/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores collected from an Oyster Mushroom specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (7/10/2014). Cylindrical, smooth; measured 7.7-8.5 X 3.5-3.9 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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