Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Fungi id?

Branching Oyster.

This fungi is in our local woods. Its quite big, about 10 inches across. Is it an Oyster Mushroom?

[As Nigel recommends, I had considered this was Branching Oyster but they are so variable, these fungi...]


Ipin said...

looks like oyster fungus, but I'm no expert.

Amanda Peters said...

Not sure what it is but it looks very beautiful , do you not use iSpot, took me a bit to get into it, but I use it every day now.

Anonymous said...

Hen of the woods? Maitake fungi
What type of tree was it on?

oldcrow61 said...

I have no idea what it is but have to say that it's the most beautiful fungi I've seen.

Stewart said...

Iain, Yes thats what I think but not sure?
Amanda - I havent used it yet, but might sign up...
Steve - Not Chicken of the Woods, I know that one, never heard of Matiake but I'll google it but it doesnt sound too native to me though ;) Sucamore I think?

OC - Yes some are very eye catching.

abbey meadows said...

I'm pretty sure it is Branching Oyster (Pleurotus pulmanarius). It is generally the largest of the Oysters and the stems are often fused from one base and the caps become wavy at the margin. Turns brown later, edible and tasty...appaerently!

Stewart said...

Yes I think you are right Nigel.. I wont be trying it though!