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Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm. (Oyster Mushroom)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Kibby, G., 2008, Pleurotus ostreatus, Field Mycology, Vol 9 (2): Front cover (Colour photograph) Pleurotus ostreatus

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 general literature references to Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom)

Pleurotus ostreatus may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(oyster fungi)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 4 feeding and other relationships of Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster Mushroom)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A large bracket-like toadstool that grows on, and rots, timber and logs of a wide variety of species including both broadleaf and coniferous trees. The mycelium also traps and digests nematodes as an additional source of nitrogen. It is easy to cultivate and is a good edible fungus.
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