Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Pleurotus eryngii
SeasonJune - November
Size2 to 19 cm
Spore DonorAdnate Decurrent Gills Narrow
CapBrown Gray Orange Yellow
FleshBrown Gray White
GillsBrown Gray Orange Yellow
StemBrown White Yellow
Etymology and Classification of Pleurotus eryngii
|Scientific name||Pleurotus eryngii|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1872|
Description of Pleurotus eryngii
Occurrence and Growth
Pleurotus eryngii (English: King oyster) is a common mushroom that grows mainly on meadows and on woods. Its main season begins in June and ends in November.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Pleurotus eryngii is very edible. The mushroom tastes mild and mushroom-like. Its smell can be described as mushroom-like.
Shape and Surface
Pleurotus eryngii commonly measures from 2 to 19 cm. The cap is shaped hemispherical and pointed. The fruit body is bleaching and tufted. The stem is brittle and fibrous. The spore donor can be described as adnate, decurrent, and gills narrow.
The cap of Pleurotus eryngii is frequently colored brown, gray, orange, and yellow. The color of the flesh is often brown, gray, and white. The gills of Pleurotus eryngii are regularly colored brown, gray, orange, and yellow. The stem is often colored brown, white, and yellow. The spore dust is frequently colored white.
Etymology and Classification
Pleurotus eryngii (Gender: Masculine) was scientifically described by L. Quélet and effectively published in 1872. The name Pleurotus eryngii is of type combination. Pleurotus eryngii has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Pleurotus eryngii is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Pleurotaceae, Pleurotus. For further information, please see L. Quélet (1872, p. 112).
Pleurotus eryngii is also known for its latin synonyms Pleurotus fuscus var. ferulae, Pleurotus fuscus, Pleurotus eryngii var. ferulae, Pleurotus cardarella, Dendrosarcus eryngii, Agaricus ferulae, Agaricus eryngii, Agaricus cardarella.
Quélet, L. 1872. Les Champignons du Jura et des Vosges. Mémoires de la Société d'Émulation de Montbéliard. ser. 2, 5:43-332