Panellus serotinus (Sarcomyxa serotina),  (Pers.) Kuhner (1889) ‘Late Autumn Oyster’, (3 Photos and Description)

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Panellus serotinus (Sarcomyxa serotina)

These firm pleurotoid fungi are saprotrophs on both hardwoods and conifers. When first beginning to fruit they are yellow-orange with gills of the same color. As they mature, the cap colors can become more gray-green or warm brown. Spores are yellow. Some people find this edible to be bitter, but others believe it is delicious. The taste may be an effect of the type of tree it is growing from. It is a saprotroph.

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Panellus serotinus (Sarcomyxa serotina)

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Panellus serotinus (Sarcomyxa serotina)

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Panellus serotinus (Sarcomyxa serotina)