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Pleurotis Ostreatus

Pleurotis OstreatusPleurotus ostreatus

Oyster Mushroom

Cap or Pileus - Fleshy, convex, smooth, and moist. White, or tinted with ash colour or brown.

Gills or Lamellae - White, or tinted with ash; broad; growing down the stem, and branching again and again at the base.

Stem or Stipe - Short or wanting.

Spores - White, oblong.

Flesh - White, tough.

Time - September.

Habitat - On dead wood. The specimens pictured were found growing on a dead forest tree at Lake Placid. The largest shells measured four inches across.

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