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Pleurotus djamor

Pleurotus flabellatus

Agaricus djamor

Pink Oyster, Salmon Oyster, Strawberry Oyster, Flamingo Mushroom

ParentsUnknownGenus is not in the current taxonomy
GenusPleurotus“Side ear,” from Greek πλευρή (pleurē), “side”; and ὠτός (ōtos), “ear.”
Speciesdjamor

About plant names...

This mushroom, whose clusters resemble pink coral, is found in tropical climates worldwide. The cultivated ones shown here are courtesy of the Fat Moon Farm in Westford, Mass­achusetts. In nature, they tend to be less densely clustered.

Identification: The hot pink color of these mushrooms is hard to mistake, though with maturity they fade to a light beige color and dry to a clear brown color. Spore prints are similarly pink or beige, depending on age. Caps are ⅝-1¾" (1.6-5 cm) × ⅜-⅞" (1-2.5 cm), shaped like the bell of a trumpet, with parallel gills running most of the length of the stem. The actual stem (“stipe”) is very small, and the mushrooms are sometimes so tightly packed that they are distorted in shape.

Edibility: These and many other oyster mushrooms such as Pleurotus ostreatus and Pleurotus citrinopileatus are edible, safe, and rich sources of antioxidants. The mushrooms are about 21% protein and 8% fiber. They should be cooked, as cooking improves their flavor. See some interesting recipes at the Mycological Society of San Francisco; or from Wild Mushroom Recipes.

Online References:

Pleurotus djamor on www.mssf.org

Pleurotus djamor on Shroomery: Magic Mushrooms Demystified

Pleurotus djamor on Wikimedia Commons (Photos)

Pleurotus djamor on the Mushroom Observer

Pleurotus djamor on www.eol.org

Pleurotus djamor description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 27 Nov 2017.

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Pleurotus djamor (Pink Oyster, Salmon Oyster, Strawberry Oyster, Flamingo Mushroom)

11/20/2017 · Fat Moon Farm, Westford, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Pleurotus djamor (Pink Oyster, Salmon Oyster, Strawberry Oyster, Flamingo Mushroom)

11/20/2017 · Fat Moon Farm, Westford, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 10 cm)

Pleurotus djamor (Pink Oyster, Salmon Oyster, Strawberry Oyster, Flamingo Mushroom)

11/20/2017 · Fat Moon Farm, Westford, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (20 × 13 cm)

Pleurotus djamor (Pink Oyster, Salmon Oyster, Strawberry Oyster, Flamingo Mushroom)

11/20/2017 · Fat Moon Farm, Westford, MA
≈ 6 × 10" (16 × 24 cm)

Pleurotus djamor (Pink Oyster, Salmon Oyster, Strawberry Oyster, Flamingo Mushroom)

11/20/2017 · Fat Moon Farm, Westford, MA
≈ 6 × 7" (16 × 17 cm)