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Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Pleurotus ostreatus
SeasonFebruary - January
Size2 to 21 cm
Spore DonorAdnate Decurrent
CapBlue Brown Gray White
Etymology and Classification of Pleurotus ostreatus
|Scientific name||Pleurotus ostreatus|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1871|
Description of Pleurotus ostreatus
Occurrence and Growth
Pleurotus ostreatus (English: Oyster mushroom) is a common mushroom that grows mainly on woods. Its main season begins in February and ends in January.
Edibility, Taste and Smell
Pleurotus ostreatus is very edible. The mushroom tastes mild. Its smell can be described as mushroom-like.
Shape and Surface
Pleurotus ostreatus commonly measures from 2 to 21 cm. The cap is shaped funnel-like and umbrella-like. The stem is fibrous. The spore donor can be described as adnate and decurrent.
The cap of Pleurotus ostreatus is frequently colored blue, brown, gray, and white. The color of the flesh is often white. The gills of Pleurotus ostreatus are regularly colored gray and white. The stem is often colored gray and white. The spore dust is frequently colored white.
Etymology and Classification
Pleurotus ostreatus (Gender: Masculine) was scientifically described by P. Kummer and effectively published in 1871. The name Pleurotus ostreatus is of type combination. Pleurotus ostreatus has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Pleurotus ostreatus is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Pleurotaceae, Pleurotus. For further information, please see P. Kummer (1871, p. 105).
Pleurotus ostreatus is also known for its latin synonyms Pleurotus suberis, Pleurotus salignus var. allochrous, Pleurotus salignus, Pleurotus ostreatus var. praecox, Pleurotus ostreatus var. appalachiensis, Pleurotus ostreatus subf. glandulosus, Pleurotus ostreatus f. suberis, Pleurotus ostreatus f. subalutaceus, Pleurotus ostreatus f. salignus, Pleurotus ostreatus f. peregrinus, Pleurotus ostreatus f. florida, Pleurotus ostreatus f. columbinus, Pleurotus ostreatus f. carpathicus, Pleurotus floridanus, Pleurotus allochrous, Dendrosarcus suberis, Dendrosarcus ostreatus, Dendrosarcus columbinus, Crepidopus ostreatus, Agaricus salignus, Agaricus ostreatus, Agaricus allochrous.
Kummer, P. 1871. Der Führer in die Pilzkunde. :1-146