Identification: Pleurotus

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by allelopath, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. allelopath

    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Are these oyster mushrooms?

    Maybe the one in the first 3 photos is Pleurotus pulmonarius and the one in the 2nd 3 is Pleurotus populinus?
     

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    MycoRob Active Member

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    My favorite recipe for oyster mushrooms is to dip them in eggs, dip them in bread crumbs, and fry them. I make these up for breakfast or as a snack whenever I have them availiable. Yummy.
     
  3. chickenofthewoods

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    Well,

    The distinction would require some young specimens and possibly a scope to measure the spores...

    But it's likely to be populinus. I've grown Hypsizigus, ostreatus and pulmonarius - and it's surprising how similar they can all be when in similar conditions....

    Tom Volk's oyster page is a good read, i think there are some cool links there with some species help....

    cheers
     

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