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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Pleurotaceae: Pleurotus ostreatus (Jacq.) P. Kumm., 1871

Pleurotus ostreatus – Oyster mushroom

Synonyms: Agaricus fuligineus, Agaricus glandulosus, Agaricus macropus, Agaricus ochraceus, Agaricus ostreatus, Agaricus reticulatus, Agaricus revolutus, Agaricus salignus, Crepidopus ostreatus, Dendrosarcus glandulosus, Dendrosarcus nigripes, Dendrosarcus ostreatus, Dendrosarcus revolutus, Dendrosarcus suberis, Panus carpathicus, Pleurotus glandulosus, Pleurotus peregrinus, Pleurotus pulmonarius, Pleurotus revolutus, Pleurotus salignus, Pleurotus suberis.

Common name: oyster mushroom.

Russian names: Vioshenka ustrichnaya, Vioshenka obyknovennaya, Ustrichnyy grib, Glyva.

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.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a stump in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-01.htm">October 1, 2016</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a stump in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 1, 2016
Location on mapsnab. Reki Karpovki, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) grown on substrate on mushroom show in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-01.htm">October 1, 2016</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) grown on substrate on mushroom show in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 1, 2016
Location on mapsul. Professora Popova, 2к1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 197022
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) in Communist section of Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-18.htm">October 18, 2016</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) in Communist section of Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 18, 2016
Location on mapsLavrskiy pr-d, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191167
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a tree stump in Communist section of Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-18.htm">October 18, 2016</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a tree stump in Communist section of Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 18, 2016
Location on mapsLavrskiy pr-d, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191167
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a stump in Communist section of Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-18.htm">October 18, 2016</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a stump in Communist section of Alexander Nevsky Lavra. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 18, 2016
Location on mapsnab. reki Monastyrki, 1, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191167
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>, Russian name Veshenka) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-11-25.htm">November 25, 2016</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus, Russian name Veshenka) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, November 25, 2016
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>, Russian name Veshenka) on a birch in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-12-08.htm">December 8, 2016</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus, Russian name Veshenka) on a birch in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, December 8, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 194223
Gills of Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>, Russian name Veshenka) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-12-08.htm">December 8, 2016</A>
LinkGills of Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus, Russian name Veshenka) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, December 8, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 194223
Oyster mushrooms (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>, Russian name Veshenka) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-12-31.htm">December 31, 2016</A>
LinkOyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus, Russian name Veshenka) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, December 31, 2016
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 194223
Oyster mushroom (<B>Pleurotus ostreatus</B>) on a stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-07-24.htm">July 24, 2017</A>
LinkOyster mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) on a stump in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 24, 2017
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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