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Pathological oyster infestation!
    #11197571 - 10/07/09 12:57 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Streetcar suburbia.  It was as suburban as we really needed to get.  I seem to have gotten here a couple of days too late, but I'll be sure to check this tree all through the winter.  It looks like a shagbark hickory.









Now those look like oysters to me!  I thought they didn't eat living trees.  The tree itself looks healthy, if you can overlook the runny sores sprouting delicious mushrooms.


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Re: Pathological oyster infestation! [Re: Paresthesia]
    #11198088 - 10/07/09 02:12 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

I dont believe those are Pleurotus at all they look more like Omphalotus olearius which are poisonous please dont eat those until a proper ID is made from a trusted IDer if you could get a spore print from these on foil or black paper it would help greatly in an attempt on identification oysters print white to light pink and the jack o lantern prints white to light yellow.


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Re: Pathological oyster infestation! [Re: dodeski]
    #11198300 - 10/07/09 03:09 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

dificult to tell without seeing a fresh specimen but they look a bit like oysters to me as well. Get us some pics of the new growths when possible :thumbup:


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Re: Pathological oyster infestation! [Re: Beege]
    #11198748 - 10/07/09 07:46 AM (8 years, 2 months ago)

Apparently this is an El Niño year, which means a cold, wet winter in the Southeast.  I'm sure I'll find fresh specimens at some point!


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