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Angel's Wings

Observed: 29th October 2011 By: Steve DrurySteve Drury’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

fungi found on stump of fallen tree on the edge of woodland in Glen Nevis

Identifications

Caution: Do NOT use iSpot to identify fungi to eat!

Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martincito's picture

Maybe P. porrigens got it

Maybe P. porrigens got it name from porridge? But best not to eat these mushrooms, see http://www.namyco.org/publications/mcilvainea/v20/pleurocybella_toxin.html.

Syrphus's picture

The hints of porridge have

The hints of porridge have amused generations, I am sure (including me!) but it probably refers to its spreading growth form, from 'porrigo'. The same word has another meaning of scaly or scurfy, but that does not seem apt for this fungus.

M.

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re - id

Thank you Murdo for your information on I.D

Thank you also Martin for the interesting article

steve

Syrphus's picture

It is not necessary to repeat

It is not necessary to repeat an existing ID - just click the 'I agree' button if you want.

M.

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re -repeat

ah learning all the time ... thanks :))

steve