Angel’s Wings

Pleurocybella porrigens

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Angel’s Wings Pleurocybella porrigens (Pers.) Singer syn. Pleurotellus porrigens (Pers.) Kühner & Romagn. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–10cm across, sessile, tongue-shaped, the margin becoming wavy and lobed with age, but fruit bodies often much distorted by mutual pressure; white. Flesh white. Gills decurrent; ivory white. Spores 5–6¼, subglobose. Spore print whitish. Habitat on rotting conifer wood, frequently on partly buried, moss-covered branches, forming dense clusters; autumn. Occasional, more common in the Scottish highlands. Unknown edibility. Note this fungus has been placed in many genera, causing some muddles.