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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Pleurotaceae: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P.Kumm.

Pleurotus ostreatus – oyster mushroom

Synonyms: Agaricus convivarum, Agaricus fuligineus, Agaricus glandulosus, Agaricus macropus, Agaricus ochraceus, Agaricus ostreatus, Agaricus reticulatus, Agaricus revolutus, Agaricus salignus, Agaricus spodoleucus, Clitocybe ostreata, Crepidopus ostreatus, Dendrosarcus glandulosus, Dendrosarcus nigripes, Dendrosarcus ostreatus, Dendrosarcus revolutus, Dendrosarcus spodoleucus, Dendrosarcus suberis, Panus carpathicus, Pleurotus glandulosus, Pleurotus limpidus, Pleurotus nudipes, Pleurotus peregrinus, Pleurotus revolutus, Pleurotus salignus, Pleurotus spodoleucus, Pleurotus suberis.

Common name: oyster mushroom.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Pleurotus ostreatus, the pearl oyster mushroom or tree oyster mushroom, is a common edible mushroom. It was first cultivated in Germany as a subsistence measure during World War I and is now grown commercially around the world for food. It is related to the similarly cultivated king oyster mushroom. Oyster mushrooms can also be used industrially for mycoremediation purposes.

Arabic: محاري شائع, Bashkir: Ҡарама бәшмәге, Basque: Belarri landu, Belarusian: Вешанка звычайная, Bulgarian: Кладница (гъба), Cantonese: 蠔菇, Catalan: Auriana, Chinese: 平菇, Czech: Hlíva ústřičná, Danish: Almindelig østershat, Dutch: Gewone oesterzwam, Esperanto: Ostrofungo, Estonian: Austerservik, Finnish: Osterivinokas, Galician: Pleuroto, Georgian: ხეთამხალი, German: Austern-Seitling, Hungarian: Késői laskagomba, Indonesian: Jamur tiram, Irish: Arc oisreach, Japanese: ヒラタケ, Kazakh: Устрицалық вешенка, Korean: 느타리, Latvian: Austeru sānause, Lithuanian: Gluosninė kreivabudė, Luxembourgish: Austerechampignon, Malay: Cendawan tiram, Minangkabau: Cindawan tiuang, Moksha: Устрицень вешенка, Nepali: कन्य च्याउ, Pashto: ٌصدفي پوڅکۍ, Persian: قارچ صدفی (گونه), Polish: Boczniak ostrygowaty, Portuguese: Shimeji-preto, Quechua: Rinri q'utu qumutu, Romanian: Păstrăv de fag, Russian: Вёшенка обыкновенная, Serbian: Буковача, Serbo-Croatian: Bukovača, Slovak: Hliva ustricová, Swedish: Ostronmussling, Thai: เห็ดนางรม, Tibetan: ལེབ་ཤྭ།, Turkish: Kavak mantarı, Ukrainian: Плеврот черепичастий, Vietnamese: Nấm sò.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) in Huntsville Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-08.htm">December 8, 2013</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) in Huntsville Park. Texas, December 8, 2013
Location on mapsForest Service Road 286, Sam Houston National Forest, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a tree in Huntsville Park. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2013-12-28.htm">December 28, 2013</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a tree in Huntsville Park. Texas, December 28, 2013
Location on mapsForest Service Road 286, Sam Houston National Forest, Huntsville, TX 77340, USA
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2014-07-26.htm">July 26, 2014</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, July 26, 2014
Location on mapsRaccoon Run, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a fallen oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-22.htm">September 22, 2018</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a fallen oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, September 22, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Masses of oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a fallen oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-22.htm">September 22, 2018</A>
LinkMasses of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a fallen oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, September 22, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Gills of oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a fallen oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-09-22.htm">September 22, 2018</A>
LinkGills of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a fallen oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, September 22, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-23.htm">November 23, 2018</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, November 23, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a tree fallen across a creek in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-23.htm">November 23, 2018</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a tree fallen across a creek in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, November 23, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Caps of oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-23.htm">November 23, 2018</A>
LinkCaps of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, November 23, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Gills of oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-23.htm">November 23, 2018</A>
LinkGills of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, November 23, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Coldspring, TX 77331, USA
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a thin fallen tree on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-29.htm">September 29, 2019</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a thin fallen tree on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, September 29, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Caps of Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a fallen oak tree on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-09-29.htm">September 29, 2019</A>
LinkCaps of Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a fallen oak tree on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, September 29, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a fallen oak branch on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-27.htm">December 27, 2019</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a fallen oak branch on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 27, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Gills of oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a fallen oak branch on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-12-27.htm">December 27, 2019</A>
LinkGills of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a fallen oak branch on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 27, 2019
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Mature oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) at the base of a dry oak on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-01-12.htm">January 12, 2020</A>
LinkMature oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) at the base of a dry oak on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, January 12, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) at the base of a living elm tree in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-08-11.htm">August 11, 2020</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) at the base of a living elm tree in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, August 11, 2020
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Underside of oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) at the base of a living elm tree in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-08-11.htm">August 11, 2020</A>
LinkUnderside of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) at the base of a living elm tree in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, August 11, 2020
Location on mapsIron Bridge Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Young oyster mushroom (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a small fallen oak branch on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-12-10.htm">December 10, 2020</A>
LinkYoung oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a small fallen oak branch on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 10, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Underside of oyster mushroom (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a small fallen oak branch on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-12-10.htm">December 10, 2020</A>
LinkUnderside of oyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a small fallen oak branch on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 10, 2020
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Oyster mushroom (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a fallen oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-12-28.htm">December 28, 2020</A>
LinkOyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a fallen oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 28, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Underside of oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on an oak log on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-12-28.htm">December 28, 2020</A>
LinkUnderside of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on an oak log on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, December 28, 2020
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a fallen oak on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail east from Trailhead No. 4 in Sam Houston National Forest, near Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-01-02.htm">January 2, 2021</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a fallen oak on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail east from Trailhead No. 4 in Sam Houston National Forest, near Montgomery. Texas, January 2, 2021
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Large number of oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a fallen oak on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail east from Trailhead No. 4 in Sam Houston National Forest, near Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-01-02.htm">January 2, 2021</A>
LinkLarge number of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a fallen oak on Little Lake Creek Loop Trail east from Trailhead No. 4 in Sam Houston National Forest, near Montgomery. Texas, January 2, 2021
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a fallen oak with melting snow near Pole Creek on North Wilderness Trail of Little Lake Creek Wilderness in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-01-13.htm">January 13, 2021</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a fallen oak with melting snow near Pole Creek on North Wilderness Trail of Little Lake Creek Wilderness in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, January 13, 2021
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Upper view of oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) near Pole Creek on North Wilderness Trail of Little Lake Creek Wilderness in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-01-13.htm">January 13, 2021</A>
LinkUpper view of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) near Pole Creek on North Wilderness Trail of Little Lake Creek Wilderness in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, January 13, 2021
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) at the base of an oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-07-25.htm">July 25, 2021</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) at the base of an oak on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, July 25, 2021
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Underside of oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2021-07-25.htm">July 25, 2021</A>
LinkUnderside of oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest north from Montgomery. Texas, July 25, 2021
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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