Oysters > Pleurotus populinus

Pleurotus populinus

Pleurotus populinus
(Oyster Mushroom, Aspen Oyster)


Anywhere aspen grows. They're mostly found on dead aspen trees and stumps.


Grows in clusters on aspen. The gills run down the stem. White, tan or brown at full maturity. Oysters have a very unique smell that is hard to describe. They need to be collected when very fresh if they are to be eaten. They get infested with bugs rather quickly. Young specimens are a choice edible. If you have ever bought fresh oysters from the supermarket you should be able to identify these right away. This is one of the best oyster species for the table in my opinion. At night they glow in the dark.




Anise like

Spore Print





White to Tan

Last Updated

Feb 04 2023 03:51 PM

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