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Pleurotus ostreatus

Pleurotus ostreatus

Pleurotus ostreatus, the pearl oyster mushroom, is a common mushroom prized for its edibility. Long cultivated in Asia, it is now cultivated around the world for food. It is related to the similarly cultivated king oyster mushroom, pleurotus eryngii. Oyster mushrooms can also be used industrially for mycoremediation(pollution negation) purposes.