Peeling Oysterling

Crepidotus mollis


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Peeling Oysterling Crepidotus mollis (Schaeff.) Staude (illustrated 45% life size) Cap 1.5–6cm across, bell- or kidney-shaped, bracket-like, often densely tiered; ochre-brown, margin grey-brown and striate when moist, drying creamy ochre to almost white; surface with a gelatinous covering. Stem absent or rudimentary. Gills crowded; pallid, becoming cinnamon. Spores 7–9Γ—5–7ΒΌ, broadly elliptical, smooth. Spore print walnut-brown. Habitat on decaying trunks of deciduous trees; summer to late autumn. Common. Unknown edibility, best avoided.

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