from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A large genus of white-spored fleshy fungi of the family Agaricaceæ, having the pileus usually sessile and attached by one side or with a short eccentric stipe. About 250 species have been described, occurring chiefly on decaying wood. P. ostreatus is a common edible species known as the oyster-mushroom, having the flavor of oysters.
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- noun agarics with white spores and caps having an eccentric stem; an important mushroom of Japan
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The word pleurotus is taken from two Greek words, meaning a side and an ear.
Despite the enhancement of moisture in the growing house, the pleurotus spp. could hardly survive from February to July when the weather condition of Tabuk becomes very warm.
The study aimed to determine and compare the yield performance of Pleurotus spp. under the two weather conditions of Tabuk and to employ enhancement mechanisms to culture pleurotus spp. under the two weather conditions.
The elm pleurotus has been long known as an edible fungus, and is regarded as an excellent one for food on account of its flavor and because of its large size.
= -- The elm pleurotus is so called because it is often found growing on dead elm branches or trunks, or from wounds in living trees, but it is not confined to the elm.
Neither of these plants preserve as well as the elm pleurotus.
The technical name for them is pleurotus ostreatus.