angel wings mushroom
Angel Wings (Pleurocybella porrigens) are one of my favorite wild mushrooms, if nothing else just for their beauty.There’s something surreal about walking through a lush green forest, dampened by a recent rain, and suddenly spotting blotches of celestial white against the vibrancy of a moss colored tree.
Pleurocybella porrigens is a species of fungus in the Marasmiaceae family. known as the angel wing, is a white-rot wood-decay fungus on conifer wood, particularly hemlock (genus Tsuga). The flesh is thin and fragile compared to the oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ssp.).
With the present knowledge, Angel’s Wings should not be marketed as an edible mushroom.” Quote from: Mushrooms traded as food Vol II sec. 2. (Nordic risk assessments and background on edible mushrooms, suitable for commercial marketing and background …
Angel’s Wings fungi also occur in northern mainland Europe, in cool parts of Asia, and in some regions of North America. Taxonomic history. This oyster-like mushroom was first described validly in scientific literature in 1805 by Christiaan Hendrik Persoon, who established its basionym when he gave it the binomial name Agaricus porrigens.
Odour/taste: Slight, pleasant.
Nov 17, 2011 · To me these look more like Angel Wings than Oyster Mushrooms. It’s hard to tell from the photos, but I gather that these are fairly small; and Angel Wings are typically smaller and thinner than Oysters. Oysters also normally have a more rounded overall shape, while Angel Wings are irregular, as these appear to be.
Oct 06, 2011 · Are these oysters or angel wings? I think the only difference is the host, whether it’s coniferous or deciduous, right? I read a little about toxicity of angel wings and the cases of the elderly Japanese folks from ’04.
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In Japan, in Fall 2004, heavy rains came early resulting in a monumental harvest of Pleurocybella porrigens, known in Japan as Sugihiratake and in North America as “Angel Wings”. The mushrooms, which are a popular edible in Japan, reached unusual proportions, as big as an outstretched hand.
Angel wings used to be considered quite rare, but now seem quite common in older conifer plantations, particularly in Argyll and the West Highlands in the autumn (but seldom in the winter, when true oyster mushrooms tend to fruit).
Angel wings are smaller and thinner than oysters and grow in a less clustered fashion. For example, you don’t typically see Angel wings growing six mushrooms from the same point / stipe in my experience, they’re usually more singular in their emergence from wood.