Oyster Mushroom - Pleurotus ostreatus
The common name "Oyster Mushroom" comes from the white shell-like appearance of the fruiting body which is rather funnel shaped by maturity. It has decurrent gills and an off centre stalk (stipe). A good edible species.
They grow on dead wood - usually on dead standing trees or on fallen logs.
It can be seen for most of the year especially late spring to autumn.
Fairly common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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