Found on a tree stump in our garden

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Found on a tree stump in our garden

Post by Liz » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:34 pm

I think these are oyster mushrooms growing on a tree stump in our garden. We have only just seen them, but it looks like they may have been there for a while. Have got more photos if needed.

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Re: Found on a tree stump in our garden

Post by adampembs » Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:15 am

Do you have photos of the underside, ie gills and stem. It is vital to see these in most cases.
You have at least 2 species in the photo. The top one is Turkeytail, Trametes versicolor.
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Re: Found on a tree stump in our garden

Post by Liz » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:30 pm

Thank you for your reply, here are the underside photos.

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Re: Found on a tree stump in our garden

Post by Liz » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:52 pm

Oops, sorry for multiple submissions. I forgot it had to go through moderator first, I thought I was doing it wrong.

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Re: Found on a tree stump in our garden

Post by Chris Yeates » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:11 pm

Perfectly correct: oyster mushroom Pleurotus ostreatus

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Re: Found on a tree stump in our garden

Post by Liz » Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:04 am

Thank you so much for your help. One more question, the very dark mushroom is it that colour because it is older than the lighter ones or is it naturally that colour.

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Re: Found on a tree stump in our garden

Post by adampembs » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:49 pm

It fades as it gets older. Some fungi change colour when dry. They are hygrophanous.

Interestingly, Pleurotus ostreatus is one of several species that attacks and kills nematodes

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