Veiled Oyster - Pleurotus dryinus

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map