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Pleurotus pulmonarius.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Lungen-Seitling, Pale Oyster
Pleurotus pulmonarius Mushroom
Ref No: 8750
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Edible
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Pleurotus pulmonarius (Fr.) Quél Lungen-Seitling Pale Oyster. Cap 2–10cm across, fan- or shell-shaped in overlapping groups, white to cream. Stem very short, lateral. Flesh white. Smell of flour or ammonia. Gills crowded, white then ochraceous-cream. Spore print white. Spores cylindric, 7.5–11 x 3–4um. Habitat in clusters on deciduous trees. Season autumn. Uncommon. Edible. Distribution, America and Europe.

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