Faint pleasant smell with mild taste. On downed alder log with moss. Clusters of fruiting body. Pearly opaque cap
Large white fleshy gilled shelf growing from living red alder. White decurrent gills. Cap cream white to tan-white. Single specimen.
Pleurotus is a genus of gilled mushrooms which includes one of the most widely eaten mushrooms, P. ostreatus. Species of Pleurotus may be called oyster, abalone, or tree mushrooms, and are some of the most commonly cultivated edible mushrooms in the world.Pleurotus fungi have been used in mycoremediation of pollutants such as petroleum and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.