Olive Oysterling - Panellus serotinus


Cap is 3 to 10 cm across; half-round or kidney-shaped often with a scalloped incurved margin; convex; slightly downy when young, becoming smoother with age; slimy when wet; olive green, often with violet and brown tones, eventually fading to light brown. Although the cap colour changes considerably with age there is usually a very noticeable olive tinge as a clue to its identity.

Photo ID?

On dead wood and fallen trees in well-shaded, damp locations.

When to see it


UK Status

Widespread but not particularly common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map