Leaflike Oyster Hohenbuehelia petaloides (Bullard) Schulzer  

Description:

Fruiting body: Tan to gray-brown; mostly smooth; fan to funnel-shaped; flesh white, thin, gelatinous. Gills: White to yellow-brown; decurrent to stalk base; crowded. Stalk: Lateral, short (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Solitary, clusters on ground, on or near woody debris (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 5 records in the project database.

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A Leaflike Oyster (fruiting body on ground) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/13/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Leaflike Oyster growing in Howard Co., Maryland (9/15/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

A Leaflike Oyster (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/13/2017). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Leaflike Oysters (fruiting bodies on woody debris) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/13/2012). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Leaflike Oyster in Howard Co., Maryland (9/15/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Leaflike Oyster spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (9/13/2017). Ellipsoid, smooth; measured 6.6-7.7 X 4.2-5.2 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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