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Sparobes on dead wood. Medium to large, fleshy mushrooms with a short lateral stipe or no stipe.
About 6 species occur in New Zealand, only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi. Several early records of this genus were based on misidentifications.

Name (click to select)Image (click to enlarge)
 Pleurotus affixus
 Pleurotus applicatus
 Pleurotus australis  
 Pleurotus chioneus
 Pleurotus diversipes
 Pleurotus djamor  
 Pleurotus mitis
 Pleurotus novae-zelandiae
 Pleurotus ostreatus
 Pleurotus ostreatus  
 Pleurotus parsonsiae  
 Pleurotus porrigens
 Pleurotus pulmonarius  
 Pleurotus purpureoolivaceus  
 Pleurotus scabriusculus  
 Pleurotus velatus