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Pleurotus dryinus
veiled oyster mushroom, oak oyster, veiled oyster

Habitat: Temperate forests with a hardwood component.

Substrate: Hardwoods, especially oak and maple.

Spores: Early fall.

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Identification Notes:

Very similar to the classic Oyster Mushroom, but appears in late summer/early fall rather than spring and fall, and has a short-lived veil on emergence. Cap may have appressed-fibrillose scales and inrolled margin when young. Pale cap, lateral stem, gills, on dead hardwoods. Generally pale gray or grayish-tan or -white.

Accepted Name:
Pleurotus dryinus (Pers.) P. Kumm.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Pleurotus dryinus in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database

CalPhotos: Pleurotus dryinus photos

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