Angel's Wings

  • cap is ivory white and translucent
  • flesh is extremely thin
  • grows on decaying conifers
  • spore deposit is white
  • warning: deadly for kidney patients
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Look-alikes in Washington

Various species of Crepidotus, Hohenbuehelia, and Panellus are similar in appearance but are inedible or of unknown edibility. They differ most obviously in that they are relatively small (under 6 cm broad) and not generally as white. The edible Pleurotus populinus differs in that the cap is whitish but not ivory white, the flesh is thicker, and it fruits in the spring on aspens and cottonwoods.

See also Pleurotus ostreatus.

Related topics: Edible Plants of PNW - Edible Berries of PNW - Edible Seashore of PNW
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