Sensory, Occurrence, Shape, and Coloring of Pleurotus pulmonarius
SmellAnise-Like Flowery Mushroom-Like
SeasonMarch - November
GrowthForest Soils Woods
Size3 to 14 cm
Spore DonorAdnate Decurrent Gills Narrow
CapGray White Yellow
FleshGray White Yellow
GillsGray White Yellow
StemGray White Yellow
Spore DustWhite Yellow
Etymology and Classification of Pleurotus pulmonarius
|Scientific name||Pleurotus pulmonarius|
|Status of name||Legitimate|
|Type of name||Combination|
|Year of publication||1872|
Description of Pleurotus pulmonarius
Occurrence and Growth
Pleurotus pulmonarius (English: Pale 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 pulmonarius is very edible. The mushroom tastes mild and mushroom-like. Its smell can be described as anise-like, flowery, and mushroom-like.
Shape and Surface
Pleurotus pulmonarius commonly measures from 3 to 14 cm. The cap is shaped funnel-like and umbrella-like. The fruit body is tufted. The stem is rooted and fibrous. The spore donor can be described as adnate, decurrent, and gills narrow.
The cap of Pleurotus pulmonarius is frequently colored gray, white, and yellow. The color of the flesh is often gray, white, and yellow. The gills of Pleurotus pulmonarius are regularly colored gray, white, and yellow. The stem is often colored gray, white, and yellow. The spore dust is frequently colored white and yellow.
Etymology and Classification
Pleurotus pulmonarius (Gender: Masculine) was scientifically described by L. Quélet and effectively published in 1872. The name Pleurotus pulmonarius is of type combination. Pleurotus pulmonarius has the status legitimate.
The scientific classification of Pleurotus pulmonarius is Fungi, Dikarya, Basidiomycota, Agaricomycotina, Agaricomycetes, Agaricomycetidae, Agaricales, Pleurotaceae, Pleurotus. For further information, please see L. Quélet (1872, p. 113).
Pleurotus pulmonarius is also known for its latin synonyms Pleurotus pulmonarius var. lapponicus, Pleurotus pulmonarius var. juglandis, Pleurotus ostreatus var. pulmonarius, Pleurotus ostreatus f. pulmonarius, Pleurotus araucariicola, Dendrosarcus pulmonarius, Agaricus pulmonarius var. juglandis, Agaricus pulmonarius.
Quélet, L. 1872. Les Champignons du Jura et des Vosges. Mémoires de la Société d'Émulation de Montbéliard. ser. 2, 5:43-332