Angel's Wings

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

"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 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

> Edwin Hutton

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