Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Pleurotus cornucopiae
SeasonMarch - November
GrowthForest Soils Woods
Size2 to 16 cm
CapFunnel-Like Pointed Umbrella-Like
Spore DonorAdnate Decurrent
CapBrown Gray Orange White Yellow
GillsGray Orange Pink White Yellow
StemGray Orange White Yellow
Etymology and Classification of Pleurotus cornucopiae
|Scientific name||Pleurotus cornucopiae|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1885|
Description of Pleurotus cornucopiae
Occurrence and Growth
Pleurotus cornucopiae (English: Branching oyster) is a common mushroom that grows mainly on forest soils and on woods. Its main season begins in March and ends in November.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Pleurotus cornucopiae is very edible. The mushroom tastes mild and mealy. Its smell can be described as anise-like and mushroom-like.
Shape and Surface
Pleurotus cornucopiae commonly measures from 2 to 16 cm. The cap is shaped funnel-like, pointed, and umbrella-like. The fruit body is tufted. The stem is rooted and fibrous. The spore donor can be described as adnate and decurrent.
The cap of Pleurotus cornucopiae is frequently colored brown, gray, orange, white, and yellow. The color of the flesh is often white and yellow. The gills of Pleurotus cornucopiae are regularly colored gray, orange, pink, white, and yellow. The stem is often colored gray, orange, white, and yellow.
Etymology and Classification
Pleurotus cornucopiae (Gender: Masculine) was scientifically described by L. Quélet and effectively published in 1885. The name Pleurotus cornucopiae is of type combination. Pleurotus cornucopiae has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Pleurotus cornucopiae is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Pleurotaceae, Pleurotus. For further information, please see L. Quélet (1885, p. 278, t. 44).
Pleurotus cornucopiae is also known for its latin synonyms Pocillaria cornucopioides, Pleurotus ostreatus var. cornucopiae, Pleurotus ostreatus f. cornucopiae, Lentinus klotzschii, Lentinus cornucopioides, Fungus cornucopiae, Dendrosarcus cornucopiae, Crepidotus cornucopiae.
Quélet, L. 1885. Quelques especes critiques ou nouvelles de la Flore Mycologique de France. Comptes Rendus de l´Association Française pour l´Avancement des Sciences. 13:277-286