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ID please Adelaide CBD, possible pleurotus sp

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Ok, mushroom in question is a bit battered but hope someone can help.

-found growing from wood stump just above ground (in total 2 fruiting bodies developed)

-cap: 20cm, grey to white, offset

-gills: white, so spore color probably whitish too

-stipe: bare

-smell: mushroomy/yum

Thinking of cloning it straight in LC as if it is edible it lends itself well for outdoor cultivation in the plains.

:) Thanks for your help

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Looks like Omphalotus nidiformis to me.

Do the gills emit a very faint light under very low lighting conditions?

edit: from wikipedia

"Similar in appearance to the common edible oyster mushroom, it was previously considered a member of the same genus, Pleurotus, and described under the former names Pleurotus nidiformis or Pleurotus lampas. Unlike oyster mushrooms, O. nidiformis is poisonous; while not lethal, its consumption leads to severe cramps and vomiting."

The main thing that makes me think that is the blackening on top of the cap. I'm not sure about IDing oysters, but i've seen tonnes of Omphalotus'.

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Ah here we go...checked upon the "glowing" and tata it truly emits some light!!!

Would not have expected Omphalotus in the 'burbs', but obviously a night-forest-wander is in order to appreciate bio-luminescence of younger specimens in all its glory :)

Thanks Distracted!

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ive seen Omphalotus nids a fair bit in Perth metro "burbs" over the years

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