Pleurotus dryinus

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Pleurotus dryinus

29 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Tongue or bracket shaped, downy, becoming scaly with age, margin decorated with veil remnants, cream or grey, to about 12 cm across

Gills

Decurrent, whitish, then yellowish

Stem

Excentric, scaly, whitish

Flesh

Tough, white

Smell

Pleasant

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

Solitary or in small groups on living and dead wood of deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores elongated ellipsoidal to cylindrical, smooth (10-14) x (3-5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Pleurotus dryinus

October 2004 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin