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mushroom foraging guide Oyster Mushroom

Names

Common: Oyster Mushroom

Latin: Pleurotus ostreatus

Edibility

Edibility:Good

Eating notes: Widely used in oriental cooking.

Season

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Description

Cap: 4-12cm Variable colour (dull greys, browns or blues). Convex at first later flattening. Sometime wavy, lobed, or splitting at the edges.

Gills: Heavily decurrent. White.

Stem: off-centre, lateral or absent.

Spores: Pale lilac

Flesh: White, not changing.

Habitat: In clusters on the stumps and trunks of deciduous trees

Frequency: Common