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Pleurotis Sapidus

Pleurotus sapidus

Cap or Pileus - Convex or depressed, smooth, often irregular. White, yellowish, ashy grey, dull lilac, or even brownish; overlapping each other. 2-5 inches broad.

Gills or Lamellae - Whitish, rather distant, growing down the stem, branching and connecting again at stem end.

Stem or Stipe - Stems more or less united at the base, eccentric or lateral, smooth, whitish. 1-2 inches long.

Spores - Lilac, oblong.

Time - June to November.

Flesh - White, tough.

Habitat - In clusters, often from a common stem, growing on decayed wood.