Branched Oyster Mushroom – Pleurotus Cornucopiae Gourmet Mushroom



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(1) Sterile 12 ml syringe with locking cap, filled with fresh Blood Bracket – Trametes Sanguineus Gourmet Mushroom  mycelium. 

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(2) Alcohol pads.

(1) 16-gauge needle.

(1) Cold / Warm Weather insert (depending on shipping location and time of year)

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Branched Oyster Mushroom – Pleurotus Cornucopiae Gourmet Mushroom Liquid Culture Syringe cc culture syringe.

Branched Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus Cornucopiae
Branched Oyster Mushroom Pleurotus Cornucopiae
Pleurotus cornocopiae, the Branched Oyster Mushroom, occurs throughout Britain and Ireland, where it is a fairly common sight, as well as in most parts of mainland Europe; its range extends also into western Asia.

Branched Oyster – Pleurotus cornucopiae

Edible mushroom – novice

​Other common names: Branching Oyster

Scientific name meaning: The genus name comes from the Greek Pleura, meaning “a rib” “the side”, and in reference to how the stem is at the side of the mushroom. Cornucopiae is from the Latin Cornu, meaning a horn, in reference to this mushroom’s shape

​Season – when will I find it? Summer to Autumn

Habitat – where will I find it? Grows on the wood of dead or dying deciduous trees, especially Elm or Beech

Description – what does it look like?

Growth: The Branched Oyster is a saprobic mushroom living on dead or dying deciduous wood. It fruits in clumps

Cap: The smooth cap is between 5-15cm across and can be cream coloured to light grey-brown. They usually mature to a pale cream.

As the fruit matures, the cap forms a deepening depression, like a funnel

Gills: The gills start off white to cream, sometimes a little pinkish, turning darker cream with age. They are deeply decurrent (running right down the stem)

Flesh: White to pale cream

Stem: Is more central than other oyster mushrooms, and is up to 5cm long. It is 1-2.5cm wide. The stems of a group of fruits often meet at their base

Smell: Pleasant mushroomy smell. Sometimes a hint of aniseed

Spore colour: White or pale cream

​Possible lookalikes Could be confused with other edible oyster mushrooms

​Use as a food A good tasting mushroom that works well in soups, stews and other mushroom dishes

​Use in herbal medicine The Branched Oyster is currently being researched into its use in cases of hypertension

If you are suffering from any ailment or need medical advice, please see your General Practitioner

​Hazards None known

​Importance to other species Provides food for a the larvae of a number of fly species. Worth remembering when harvesting. Younger, fresher specimens tend to have less livestock inside!

Also a food source of slugs

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 1 in

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