Pleurotus pulmonarius

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Pleurotus pulmonarius

6 June 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Pleurotus ostreatus var pulmonarius

Cap

Bracket shaped, centre depressed, smooth, white, sometimes with a yellow tinge, to about 12 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, close, whitish then pale buff

Stem

Lateral, short or absent.

Flesh

Firm, whitish

Smell

Fungal.

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On dead deciduous wood

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores elongated ellipsoidal to cylindrical, smooth (7.5-11) x (3-4) µm2

Edibility

Edible

Notes

This species could be confused with Pleurotus ostreatus, which is darker, or Pleurotus cornucopiae, which has funnel shaped caps with a central stem and gills that form a network at the base

Additional Photographs

Pleurotus pulmonarius

6 June 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Pleurotus pulmonarius

6 June 2010 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin