Crepidotus variabilis    (Pers.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Variable Oysterling 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Inocybaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Crepidotaceae  

synonyms: Claudopus variabilis, Dochmiopus microsporus, Crepidotus variabilis-variabilis 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Dochmiopus variabilis)  

edibility : inedible

photo gallery of  Crepidotus variabilis
photo gallery of  Crepidotus variabilis potential confusions with  Crepidotus variabilis toxicity of Crepidotus variabilis genus Crepidotus  

The cap is milk-white to cream-white, convex, kidney-, shell-shaped or irregularly bracket-shaped, attached laterally or from the top to its substrate, often in groups; its margin is incurved and thin, smooth or wavy, often lobed. The cap surface is silky-felty to slightly hairy, especially near the attachment point, matt, without any gelatinous film.

The stem is absent most of the time, sometimes present but rudimentary, lateral, white.

The flesh is white, soft, unchanging; its taste is tasteless, mild or slightly astringent; the odour is faint; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white then salmon-pink to rusty-brown, narrowly adnate at the attachment point, fairly crowded . The spore print is snuff-brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood, on fallen deciduous branches and twigs, also stems, straw or other plant debris.

The fruiting period takes place from July to March.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.5 and 3 cm)
  height of stem approximately 0.2 cm (between 0 and 0.2 cm)

Chemical tests : aucun.

Distinctive features : milk-white cap, silky-felty, kidney- or shell-shaped, attached to the substrate from the top or laterally; stem absent or rudimentary; white gills, becoming salmon-pink then rusty brown, fairly crowded; on deciduous wood twigs or other plant debris

Crepidotus variabilis is occasional and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Crepidotus variabilis in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Crepidotus variabilis in the forest of Rambouillet

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