Thursday, April 26, 2012

Oyster Mushroom

Oyster Mushrooms are found on dead poplar and aspen trees.

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Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus)

The oyster mushroom 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. Fresh Oyster mushrooms have a mild anise odor.

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