Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Pleurotaceae
Species: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm.
Synonyms: Agaricus ostreatus
Agaricus revolutus
Agaricus salignus
Crepidopus ostreatus
Crepidopus ostreatus atroalbus
Crepidopus ostreatus atroalbus
Crepidopus ostreatus atroalbus
Pleurotus columbinus
Pleurotus columbrinus
Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbinus
Pleurotus ostreatus var. columbrinus
Pleurotus revolutus
Pleurotus salignus
Common Name: Oyster Mushroom

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Pleurotus ostreatusPhotographer:  Ronnie Irvine
Photographer: Ronnie Irvine

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (5)
Quercus (2)
Populus (1)
Tilia cordata x platyphyllos (1)
Acanthaceae (1)
Ilex aquifolium (1)
Alnus (1)
Prunus laurocerasus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Grassland: neutral, semi-improved, lowland (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Tree (4)
Fallen Tree (3)
Quercus rubra (2)
Castanea sativa (1)
Dead Wood (1)
Fallen Branch (1)
Log (1)
Standing Dead Branch (1)
Stump (1)
wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
July (2)
August (2)
September (10)
October (11)
November (5)
December (2)