Identifying Oyster Mushrooms

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Pleurotus ostreatus, is a common edible known for its oyster-shaped cap. One of the first things you should look for when trying to identify this mushroom is the presence of decurrent gills. Decurrent means that the gills are attached to and run directly down the stem. Take a look at the close up to the right..

Mushrooms that may look similar so without a mature specimen of a reasonable size ID can be tricky. White Oyster Mushrooms are a choice edible..Tips for mushroom hunters - Rule #1 - Learn BC Poisonous Mushrooms before you eat any wild fungi!.Edible Gourmet Mushroom growing kits; Morel Mushroom, Shiitake Mushroom, Oyster Mushroom. Dried Mushrooms, Plug S., Books, Posters.Tips for Identifying and P.ographing Mushrooms . by Dr. Robert Berdan .

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