Yellowing Oysterling

Crepidotus luteolus


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Yellowing Oysterling Crepidotus luteolus (Lambotte) Sacc. (illustrated 90% life size) Cap 1–2.5cm across, kidney-shaped; white at first, becoming sulphur-yellow with age. Stem absent or rudimentary; at first sulphur-yellow, becoming white. Gills radiating from rudimentary stem; white at first, then flesh-coloured or more rusty. Spores 7.5–10(11)Γ—3.5–5ΒΌ, brown, narrowly elliptical. Spore print clay-pink. Habitat on twigs of deciduous trees, often ash, and on stems of old nettles; autumn. Occasional. Not edible.

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