Pleurotus ostreatus Pleurotaceae Oyster Mushroom

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Pleurotus ostreatus, Oyster Mushroom. Occurs in clumps on broad-leaved trees, such as Willow, Poplar and Beech. It sometimes appears on live trees, but more often on stumps, or trunks or branches of recently dead ones. The top of the cap is smooth and grey with a hint of brown, the gills run down to the base of the stipe and are cream to white. The stem is not usually central, but to one side. This is a very good edible mushroom, but is not very common in Guernsey.

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