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Elastic Oysterling

Panellus mitis (Pers.) Singer 1936


The fruit bodies of Panellus species are small- to medium-sized, and pleurotoid, meaning they grow on wood, have gills, and usually form semicircular or kidney-shaped caps that may be either directly attached to the wood, or connected by short stipes. The stipe is usually connected to the side of the cap, or off-center. The gills on the underside of the cap usually radiate ourward from the attachment point, or may be strongly interveined to form a reticulum (wkipedia)


location: North America edibility: Inedible fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige normal size: Less than 5cm cap type: Other stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent spore colour: White, cream or yellowish habitat: Grows on wood Panellus mitis (Pers. ex Fr.) Sing. syn. Pleurotus mitis (Pers. ex Fr.) Quél. Milder Zwergknäueling Elastic Oysterling. Cap 0.5–1.5cm across, fan-shaped, horizontal, white becoming clay-pink, pellicle separable. Stem 5–10´3–5mm, lateral, flattened, whitish covered in white mealy granules. Flesh white. Taste mild. Gills crowded, with gelatinous edge, white to cream. Spore print white. Spores cylindrical, amyloid, 3.5–5 x 1–1.5um. Habitat coniferous twigs. Season early autumn to early winter. Rare. Not edible. Distribution, America and Europe ( http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/D... )


Cap up to 1/2" across, white to pale pinkish grey; often with a gelatinous layer when young Gills concolorous On coniferous wood, especially larch ( http://www.mushroomthejournal.com/greatl... ), ( http://www.soortenbank.nl/soorten.php?so... ), ( http://www.mycobank.org/MycoTaxo.aspx?Li... )

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Heerlen, Limburg, Netherlands

Lat: 50.88, Long: 5.99

Spotted on Oct 19, 2011
Submitted on Mar 18, 2012

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