Scientific name: Pleurotus djamor
Common Names: Pink Oyster Mushroom, Salmon Oyster Mushroom, Strawberry Oyster, Takiiro Hiratake, Love mushroom
Natural habitat: Preferring tropical and subtropical hardwoods, including bamboo and rubber trees.
Appropriate substrate: Straw, paper, coffee pulp, cornstalks, sugarcane bagasse, hardwood (cottonwoods, oaks, alders, maples, aspens, ash, beech, birch, elm, willows, poplars)
Usage: Edible mushroom, vital mushroom
The mycelium of this pleurotus species is very robust and therefore very popular in commercial cultivation. Fruiting bodies become 5 to 15 cm in diameter. The cap is bright pink when young and loses colour as it matures.