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.

Identification difficulty

The fruit bodies can be found on living or dead hardwood trees, notably Beech trees and oaks.

When to see it

Late summer and autumn.

Life History

Sometimes occurring singly, these large oyster mushrooms are most spectacular when fruiting in bunches.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain..

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map