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Pleurotus populinus Pleurotus populinus (Aspen Oyster Mushroom) on the trunk of a dying Balsam Poplar (Populus balsaminifera). Geotagged,Minnesota,Pleurotus populinus,Populus balsaminifera,Spring,United States,aspen oyster mushroom,mushroom,oyster mushroom Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Pleurotus populinus

Pleurotus populinus (Aspen Oyster Mushroom) on the trunk of a dying Balsam Poplar (Populus balsaminifera).

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  1. Nice, do you harvest them? Posted one year ago
    1. Whenever I find these some little beetles got there before me. I do harvest morels when enough come up some years. Posted one year ago
      1. Beetles are only additional protein , maybe a bit crunchy Posted one year ago
        1. I'll pass on those! Posted one year ago
        2. Lol, Ernst! Posted one year ago

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''Pleurotus populinus'', the aspen oyster mushroom, is a gilled fungus native to North America. It is found on dead wood of aspen and cottonwood trees . Although morphologically similar to ''Pleurotus ostreatus'' and ''Pleurotus pulmonarius'', it has been shown to be a distinct species incapable of cross-breeding. ''P. populinus'' is reported to be edible. Unlike ''P. ostreatus'', which fruits in the autumn and winter, ''P. populinus'' fruits in late spring and summer.

Similar species: Gilled Mushrooms
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded Mar 6, 2019. Captured Jun 17, 2015 19:04 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL
  • f/4.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm