pleurotus porrigens (Angel Wings)
or Ostreatus

Posted by John 6/19/13

John: Found a log covered with these? I do not think they are Ostreatus for they had a bland taste . I`m going with Angel wings ? I got some mycelium . And have it growing at home on coffee grounds .

Dick: Nice pictures John. Small Pluerotus and angel wings are often difficult to tell apart but Pluerotus usually have a distinct odor that many think is somewhat anise like. Also Pleurotus spores are usually not pure white while angel wings spores are white

John: These spores are white ? But they do have and odor to them . I thought seafood . They are not the best for ranking high on taste . But great camp food with trout . Even though pretty bland . That is what made me think they were Angle Wings ? Thanks a bunch .

Added Note: Pleurocybella porrigens --- common name Angel Wings
Angel wings are generally called not edible
Pleurotus ostreatus is the edible Oystem mushroom. Pleurotus ostreatus resembles Pleurocybella porrigens, but
It is a much more robust species with thicker flesh.
Pleurotus ostreatus occurs most often on deciduous wood.
Pleurotus ostreatus can be indentified by its whitish gills that run down a stubby, nearly-absent stem; and its whitish to lilac spore print. It fruits in fall and winter across North America, and has a brownish cap.

A number of very similar species are closely related, and the broad term "Oyster Mushroom" applies equally to Pleurotus ostreatus, Pleurotus pulmonarius (which is often paler, and appears in the summer), and Pleurotus populinus (which is found on the wood of quaking aspen).( From Mushrom

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