Pleurotis OstreatusPleurotus ostreatus
Cap or Pileus - Fleshy, convex, smooth, and moist. White, or tinted with ash colour or brown.
Gills or Lamellae - White, or tinted with ash; broad; growing down the stem, and branching again and again at the base.
Stem or Stipe - Short or wanting.
Spores - White, oblong.
Flesh - White, tough.
Time - September.
Habitat - On dead wood. The specimens pictured were found growing on a dead forest tree at Lake Placid. The largest shells measured four inches across.
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