Mushrooms in garage

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cmmjenkins
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Mushrooms in garage

Post by cmmjenkins » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:09 pm

A few weeks ago I put some logs (possibly poplar) in the garage to keep them out of the rain. Today I noticed many mushrooms on them.

I have a book, and the text for oyster mushrooms seems to match, but the drawings in the book are much darker and with shorter stems.

They smell of mushrooms.

Could someone identify them please?

Thanks!
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Chris Yeates
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Re: Mushrooms in garage

Post by Chris Yeates » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:26 pm

Hello and welcome to UKFungi!
A key feature is the way the gills run down the stem (good, informative photo's by the way). I think that you have Pleurotus cornucopiae
there. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleurotus_cornucopiae
Best wishes (and Happy Christmas)
Chris
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