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JohnW

Oyster or oyster-like?

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Hi y'all... I'm new around here. 

We moved to our property late last year in Northern Michigan, so we have very limited knowledge about what grows here and what doesn't.  

Found this dead branch (very likely an aspen, I think quaking) on the ground yesterday with clusters coming up mainly between the dirt and the branch.  Came back today and the size of the mushrooms did not appear to increase in size. Feels slightly slick/slimy... but that may be because they are pretty damp (lots of rain and cool weather lately).

Largest cap: ~2-2.5" x 1.25-1.5"
Thickness (or thinness): ~.25"

Spore print: i'm guessing tan / buff / brown 

I'd call the gills close, tan to brown cap, pale to buff gills, pleasant mushroomy scent. 

I've never picked or consumed an oyster mushroom before.  I would think it'd be a bit thicker if it is an oyster.  

I was thinking Aspen Oyster, but the thinness and the brown cap is throwing me off.    

Your wisdom is appreciated! :D

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Nice post John. These smallish stemless oyster imposters can be difficult to pin down. But the brown spore print is strong evidence suggesting genus Crepidotus. There are several different species of Crepidotus that look like these. But in most cases, 2.5" caps are larger than the reported maximum. Crepidotus applanatus is one of the larger species.

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I've never seen such a big bunch of crepidotus before. I usually find them singly or in pairs, I do agree though that is likely what they are.

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Thanks to both of you for the feedback, I'm enjoying the learning process.  Hopefully we will have some better finds soon. 

Thanks again!

 

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