The gilled-underside to Pleurotus dryinus, the Vieled Oyster.
This is a mushroom favorite of the Many-headed Slime mould. I have been photographing this particular grouping for several days now to record the deterioration and take over of the slime.
I finally felt bad and ‘rescued’ 4 off this patch……..the stem was only infected on one and that was easily cut off.
Soaked them in hot salty water then rinsed in cold……..diced up and then sauteed in salt-free butter (already salty from the soaking).
They’ll be added to a rice dish tomorrow with some wild onions, goat milk, ground almonds, and parmesean cheese.
Thank you everyone so much for viewing, favoring, commenting! This has been one of my most successful images to date ever taken. It’s been featured 4x and added as the month’s avatar to 1:1Macro Phototgraphy Group for the month of June!
Very flattering and I’m so glad you all enjoyed it as much as I still do!