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--Brideshead 19:54, 3 September 2006 (UTC) removed us bias, Oyster mushrooms found throughout the world, not just North America...and elsewhere!

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P. Ostreatus is not the only species of Oyster Mushroom[edit]

It seems to me that majority of this article should be moved to Pleurotus ostreatus. If no one opposes, I plan to switch the order of the redirect such that Oyster mushroom redirects to Pleurotus ostreatus and to start a few stub articles for other common species of oysters (ie. Pleurotus columbinus, Pleurotus pulmonarius, etc) --EpochFail (talk|contribs) 21:39, 9 June 2009 (UTC)

As this article is about a single species, I would support that move. Do you intend to create a disambiguation page, or do you think that "oyster mushroom" refers to P. ostreatus to such an extent that a redirect would be more suitable? J Milburn (talk) 19:42, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
I was thinking that a redirect would be suitable in the mean time, but that a disambiguation page could be added if the time and energy exist in the future. --EpochFail (talk|contribs) 21:23, 17 June 2009 (UTC)
Just as an FYI for anyone watching or reading this in the future, I have been planning a bit of a re-write and trying to determine if an Oyster Mushroom page should be maintained separately from any particular species. The move will probably take place once I get some advice from editors in Wikipedia:Wikiproject Fungi. —Preceding unsigned comment added by EpochFail (talkcontribs) 20:21, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
Oyster Mushroom could also be made to redirect to the Pleurotus genus-level article, which already contains a list of species with "oyster" in their common name. See Morel as an example of a common name redirecting to a genus, and Bolete as a stand-alone disambiguation/topic. --BlueCanoe (talk) 01:49, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
I've been adding to the Pleurotus article, and it's probably complete enough to work as a redirect-target for Oyster Mushroom. Reading the literature, I think that the the genus-level article is the appropriate target, as many other species are referred to as oysters. The taxonomy & phylogeny of Pleurotus are pretty complicated, and it's certain that not every mushroom ever called an "Oyster Mushroom" based on macroscopic characteristics has actually been a Pleurotus ostreatus. --BlueCanoe (talk) 06:52, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
I agree with redirecting the common name "oyster mushroom" to the genus. Sasata (talk) 16:17, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. JohnCD (talk) 10:52, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Mushroom seeds?[edit]

The Edible Uses section states "Oysters mushrooms are widely cultivated for food. It is mainly cultivated in large clear polythene bags with buns of hay layered in the bags and mushrooms seeds sown between these layers." It should be obvious that mushrooms sporulate rather than producing seeds. I don't know what they're using in India, but in the West, grains colonized by the mycilium are used as the "seeds." 71.59.209.7 (talk) 19:43, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Oyster mushrooms and lovastatin[edit]

Do we really need this many sources for the statement about lowering cholesterol? It makes that part of the article look more than a bit ridiculous. They all look like primary sources also. I think this string of sources should be replaced by a single secondary source. -Ferahgo the Assassin (talk) 02:08, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Good idea, done. Sasata (talk) 16:17, 14 March 2011 (UTC)