I do not recommend eating a wild mushroom unless you really know how to ID it. Personally I am about the most amateur naturalist ever, but I am nearly 100% certain that I identified it right.

First I found a similar kind of mushroom on pages 70 and 72 of Pelle Homberg and Hans Marklund's fieldguide, The Pocket Guide to Wild Mushrooms. My mother actually was the one who found and identified the fungi, but we were not entirely certain, and wanted a professional to look them over. I thought they were angel wings at first, because they were so strikingly white, as opposed to the gray shades of the oyster mushroom. But angel wings have short stripes and are odorless. These mushrooms smelled like fish immediately after having been harvested and possibly on the stump. Another distinguishing feature is where they grow. Angel wings grow on dead conifer wood but oyster mushrooms grow on elm trunks, which happened to be where we found it.

I was the one to notice the picture of the Indian oyster mushrooms are whiter than the oyster mushrooms, and now that I searched it on wikipedia, I am astonished to find the health benefits of this variety! In studies on mice, pleurotus pulmonarius have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties and they shrink the growth of cancer tumors, decrease diabetes progression, effectively treat hay fever, and inhibit colon cancer formation with their magic antioxidants!

So instead of gomming about 50 mushrooms, I am going to dehydrate them, and consume them in more measured bits, as medicine.