Introduction to Fall Mushrooms
by Michael W. Beug Email: beugm@evergreen.edu
The Evergreen State College, Olympia WA
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The Oyster Mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus, is one of those delightful edible mushrooms that you can sometimes spot and correctly identify at highway speeds. Pleurotus ostreatus is a worldwide species fruiting on many kinds of tree. There are actually several species of Oyster Mushroom with caps varying from tan to gray to bright yellow to salmon. All have a white to lilac spore print and all are readily domesticated for home cultivation.


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