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Old Jun 30, 2018, 2:47 pm   #1
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Can someone please help identify

Huge clusters of yellow caps with attached gills
on dead tree. Having issues uploading pictures due to file size so I uploaded to Google drive, hopefully they will link properly. I found them at an apartment complex I mow the lawn at weekly, if edible I want to take a bunch with me. I could not identify them with my Audubon field guide :(

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PQZ...w?usp=drivesdk

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https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rkk...w?usp=drivesdk
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Old Jul 1, 2018, 7:31 am   #2
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Golden Oysters

Just in case you are new to mushroom hunting I'd like to advise you and others who may read this post that relying on photo ID off the internet is not always a good idea. Please do a search on the species and come to your own conclusion.

Learn how to get a spore print. There is a lot of information online. Check multiple sources before eating.
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Old Jul 1, 2018, 9:25 am   #3
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Golden Oysters

Just in case you are new to mushroom hunting I'd like to advise you and others who may read this post that relying on photo ID off the internet is not always a good idea. Please do a search on the species and come to your own conclusion.

Learn how to get a spore print. There is a lot of information online. Check multiple sources before eating.
It's odd to me that I can't find them in my Audubon field guide. There's regular oysters in there but no yellow or golden except the jack o lantern. I'll have to check my other books. Thanks a lot for the help. I don't think I've ever not been able to identify a mushroom with this book.
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I may be wrong and perhaps Mushroom Jack can weigh in on this topic but I think they are an escaped cultivated variety that originated in more tropical areas. There is plenty of info online about them. They tend to fruit in warmer conditions.

I know you can order blocks from Fungiperfecti if you want to grow your own. I don't find them to be anything special and the scent is a bit off putting to me. BUT they sure are pretty!
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Check the date on your field guide. I think it was written in the 80's. I know the author wanted to do an updated version but the publisher said no and now he is dead. RIP Gary Lincoff!
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Just looked. You are correct copyright is 1981
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Old Jul 3, 2018, 8:07 pm   #7
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I went back to get them yesterday after work and the tree they were on was cut down cause they are widening the drainage ditch it was next to. The mushrooms were really dried up and no good. I figured I would miss out on them due to the short life cycle but I'm still bummed. They didnt have an off putting odor at all. They just smelled like a delicious wild mushroom to me.
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My Audubon Guide to North American Mushrooms is copyright 1981, 1995, and does not have Golden Oyster (Pleurotus citrinopileatus.)
I have the Simon and Schuster's Guide to Mushrooms, and it's not listed in there, either, perhaps because it is also copyright 1981.
Was this mushroom not found in N.A. before then?

I know I have older field guides to birds that don't show species like Eurasian Collared Dove or Monk Parakeet that are not native to the U.S but have recently extended their ranges. Both have been common in FL for decades. (Newer guides show their expanded ranges..though recent cold winters may have finished off their populations..I used to see Eurasian Collared Doves in NW Ohio, but haven't seen any the last few times I have been there. I think Monk Parakeets may still occur in Chicago and some of the suburbs)

I'll have to look for more recent Mushroom Guides in near future when I am browsing in bookstores.
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