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ushrooms of North America
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Key 2.6.7

Pleurotus and Allies

 

Is the fruiting body minute, grayish-blue, sessile?

Yes

Is the fruiting body larger; eccentric stalk or sessile?

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You have an Resupinatus Allicatus

 

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Is it fleshy and easily broken?

Yes

Is it leathery to tough?

Yes

 

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Is it sesille?

Yes

Is the stalk present?

Yes

 

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Is the cap white? 

Yes

Is the cap colored?

Yes

 

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Is cap 0.1" - 0.8" broad?

Yes

Is the cap larger?

Yes

 

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You have a P. candidissmus

 

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Is the cap fan-shaped with very thin flesh and crowded, thin gills?

Yes

Is the cap unusually convex with thick, fleshy and fairly well separated gills?

Yes

 

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You have a P. porrigens

 

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You have a P. ostreatus

 

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Is the cap green to greenish-yellow, viscid?

Yes

Is the cap orange to orange-buff, dry, hairy?

Yes

 

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You have a Panellus Serotinus

 

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You have a P. nidulans

 

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Is the cap 0.5" - 1.2"; grows in imbricate clusters; the stalk .2" - .5" long?

Yes

Is the cap 0.6" - 16", broad,, not imbricate? ..................

Yes

 

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You have a Panellus stipticus

 

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Is the cap densely hairy?

Yes

Is the cap not densely hairy?

Yes

 

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Is the cap 0.6" - 3", pinkish to light reddish-brown?

Yes

Is the cap 4" - 16", cream to buff orange when dry; grows on wounds of living trees?

Yes

 

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You have a Panus rudis

 

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You have a Panus strigosus

 

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Are the gills decurrent, violet to tan with violet tints?

Yes

Are the gills adnexed, white to cream; often growing on wounds of living trees?

Yes

 

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You have a Panus torulosis

 

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You have a Panus ulmarius

 

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Is the cap with mottled water spots over the center; usually grows in cespitose clusters?

Yes

Is the cap not mottled; the stalk very short; pleasant odor; spores lilac?

Yes

 

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You have a P. elongatipes

 

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You have a P. sapidus

 

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