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Pleurotus citrinopileatus   (Golden oyster mushroom)
Asia, some places in North America
Cap 2-6.5 cm diameter, stem 2-5 cm tall * 0.2-0.8 cm diameter

Pleurotus citrinopileatus also known as Golden oyster mushroom, is a small to medium-sized agaric, native to eastern Russia, northern China, and Japan. It can also be found in some places in North America and is comparable to an invasive species there. In Japanese, the mushroom is named Tamogitake. The mushroom attracts attention with the unusually bright colouring of hats and a refined conical shape of fruit bodies.

Cap bright yellow to golden brown with a velvety, dry surface texture. First convex with an incurved margin, expanding to a fan-shaped flat or shallowly depressed disc. Gills crowded, white, and descend on the stem. Stem off-center, cylindrical, white in color, often curved or bent.

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