Pleurotus pulmonarius

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Common Name:
Phoenix Oyster

Where found:
Widely in NA and Europe. Spring and summer on hardwoods and conifers.

Type of Rot:
White

Fruiting substrates/methods:
Log/stump culture

Preferred Wood Types:
Firs, spruce, alder, poplar, oak, maple, elm, aspen

Known Remediation/Restoration potential:
Aggressive and highly adaptive, this species has been shown effective against dioxins and TNT and is known to sequester cadmium, mercury, and copper. Like the other Oysters, it is very easy to cultivate.

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