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Pleurotus ostreatus

   (Family: Tricholomataceae)
   
Common name: Oyster Mushroom EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Choice
Size: 5 - 10 mm
Colour:
Whitish buff or creamy cap
Spore bearing structure:   Gills
Medicinal:  
General info: EDIT
The mushroom has a broad, fan or oyster-shaped cap spanning 5–25 cm; natural specimens range from white to gray or tan to dark-brown; the margin is inrolled when young, and is smooth and often somewhat lobed or wavy. The flesh is white, firm, and varies in thickness due to stipe arrangement. The gills of the mushroom are white to cream, and descend on the stalk if present. If so, the stipe is off-center with a lateral attachment to wood. The spore print of the mushroom is white to lilac-gray, and best viewed on dark background. The mushroom's stipe is often absent. When present, it is short and thick.
 
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) shape: infundibuliform
Gill attachment: decurrent
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: crowded
 
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  Gills white becoming cream.
 
 
Stem: EDIT
 
 
 
Habitat: Grows on wood
Habitat info: EDIT
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