Angel's Wings

Sid Lanier laniers at bellsouth.net
Mon Mar 26 14:08:19 EST 2001


"Edwin Hutton" <e.hutton at ic.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:3AB71F12.B63B69BA at ic.ac.uk...
> 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 mushroom that is commonly called Angel's Wings is, I believe, Pleurotus
porrigens. It usually grows on conifer logs, and looks much like the oyster
mushroom, but the gills develop a yellow tinge. It is a good esculent
species.

SL
> Edwin Hutton






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