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My mom spotted this in a tree while walking. I initially guessed it to be an oyster that hadn't gone flat yet, simply because it was growing horizontal on a tree. I spore printed it though, and it came up brown. Meadow mushroom is my best guess at this point. Sorry about the purple paper under the sporeprint, I was expecting white spores, not brown.

Southwest Missouri, we had an over 2.5 inch rain recently, and the tree is not doing well, lots of bugs and dead branches.
It's around 6 inches across, the gills are pinking up since it was picked.

Really not sure what this is, looks and smells like a good mushroom. It's in the fridge, I'm not tasting it yet :D  I suspect that there will be more of them on that tree next time it rains. If it's a good edible, that's a huge mushroom!

Do Meadow Mushrooms ever grow out of trees?











 
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I have seen a mushroom like this on other trees. Is the stalk hollow?
 
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T Blankinship wrote:I have seen a mushroom like this on other trees. Is the stalk hollow?



Hm. I checked, I'd not call it hollow. Fairly solid, maybe a bit of softer in the middle, but that's it.
 
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If by meadow mushrooms, you mean Agaricus campetis, they don’t grow on trees, but break down manure in pastures.
 
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Kevin Hoover wrote:If by meadow mushrooms, you mean Agaricus campetis, they don’t grow on trees, but break down manure in pastures.


Yes, sorry, my book calls them Meadow Mushrooms. And yeah, that's what I think too, which is why this thing in the tree is puzzling me
Not sure what it can be, ain't oyster, aint meadow, doesn't fit anything I can come up with.
Looks and smells like a good mushroom, but I'm not tasting it!!  

We got more rain, that tree will probably sprout more of them.
 
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Try Volvariella bombycina, but don't take my word for it, I'm on the wrong continent to be sure!
 
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OOOH! Thank you Hester!! You win!
Right spore print, growth habit, gill color and all! YAY!!!

AND it's labeled "A delicious edible"   :D

Only problem now is I just saw guys looking at the tree, bet they are gonna cut it, it's not healthy...
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:OOOH! Thank you Hester!! You win!
Right spore print, growth habit, gill color and all! YAY!!!

AND it's labeled "A delicious edible"   :D

Only problem now is I just saw guys looking at the tree, bet they are gonna cut it, it's not healthy...



Ask if you can have the logs?
 
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That’s a Silky Rosegill, one of my favorite edibles! Volvariella Bombycina if you want to get complicated 😆
 
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