Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus Ostreatus)

Pleurotus ostreatus — also called oyster mushroom—is an edible mushroom, which is classified as follows:

Morphological characteristics

This mushroom has a broad fan-like cap with small decurrent layers. Another characteristic is the location of the stipe, which is usually off-centre or even laterally attached, a common feature in almost all Pleurotus.

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Cultivated Mushrooms