mushroom ladder to the sky
Pleurotus ostreatus, on an old white oak stump.
Fairly Common mushroom in southern Finland.
On rotting beech (Fuscospora) log.
Pleurotus with a dark brown cap and distinct stipe. Same species as observation #1332027.
On the Pump Station Trail, Eno River State Park.
Lignicolous on dead taraire (Beilschmiedia tarairi) tree stump. Young thallus pinkish grey above, maturing grey; gills of undersides pinkish-grey fading to white. Colonial.
oyster mushrooms along pleasant creek at pony pasture
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.