Angel's Wings

Sid Lanier laniers at
Mon Mar 26 14:07:52 EST 2001

 I believe Angel's wings is a common name referring to the species Pleurotus
porrigens. It normally grows on dead conifer wood, and looks a lot like
Pleurotus ostreatus. However, its gills turn to a yellowish color. It is a
good esculent species.     SL

"Edwin Hutton" <e.hutton at> wrote in message
news:3AB71F12.B63B69BA at
> A bit of help on id's please.
> In a programme on the radio (BBC) last night about the wild mushroom
> business, mostly about the Scottish trade near Edinburgh,
> they mentioned an edible fungus growing on trees called 'Angel's Wings'.
> Does anyone know what species they are (scientific name please)?
> I have never heard of them before.
> The supplier said that they had to do a bit of research to ensure
> that they are edible.
> They had someone on from Oregon talking about their research into
> the effects of gathering chanterelles on the reproductive rate.
> Apparently when they clear gather the chanterelles every two weeks
> the same total weight is produced over the season compared with
> a control area, though the fruiting bodies reduce in size after
> a lot of picking. Their opinion is that the reduction of yields
> of wild mushrooms over recent years is most likely due to things
> like increased use of artificial fertiliser, acid rain and habitat
> loss, and not really due to overpicking.
> --
> Edwin Hutton

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