Veiled Oyster - Pleurotus dryinus
Features include whitish or greyish dry cap with soft fibrils or scales, fleeting veil on margin and stem when young, decurrent, close, whitish gills that form grooves on stem, off-center, whitish, dry stem.
The fruit bodies can be found on living or dead hardwood trees, notably Beech trees and oaks.
Late summer and autumn.
Sometimes occurring singly, these large oyster mushrooms are most spectacular when fruiting in bunches.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain..
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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