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Phyllotopsis nidulans

Phyllotopsis nidulans

Common Name: Mock Oyster


Substrate: Downed Logs

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: Pinkish

Gill Color: Orange


This mushroom is fairly unique in color. It should have a slightly fuzzy orange surface to the cap, as well as orange gills. It will always be found growing as a shelf off the side of downed logs. 


It is called the mock Oyster, because it resembles Oyster Mushrooms in growth style, if not in color.


Phyllotopsis nidulans

Phyllotopsis nidulans

11/2/11 - Griffy Reservoir - Bloomington, IN

Phyllotopsis nidulans

Phyllotopsis nidulans

10/4/11 - Hoosier National Forest