Pleurocybella porrigens    (Pers.:Fr.) Singer 

common name(s) : Angel's Wings, Angel's Wing 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Marasmiaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Pleurotaceae  

synonyms: Pleurotellus porrigens, Pleurotus porrigens, Phyllotus porrigens, Nothopanus porrigens 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Pleucocybella porrigens)  

edibility : poisonous

potential confusions with  Pleurocybella porrigens toxicity of Pleurocybella porrigens genus Pleurocybella  

The cap is pure white to creamy white, tongue-shaped, shell-shaped or petal-shaped, convex at first, then flat to depressed; its margin is initially inrolled, then smooth to lobed and wavy at last. The cap surface is smooth, downy close to the lateral attachment, non gelatinous.

The stem is absent, the cap being attached laterally to its substrate, without ring.

The flesh is whitish, thin, elastic to tough; its taste is mild; the odour is grassy or mushroomy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white then creamy-yellow to glaucous, very decurrent, crowded and narrow . The spore print is whitish. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead fallen branches, growing in clusters or tufts, in coniferous woods, more often in mountainous regions, on half buried and rotting fallen coniferous wood, favouring pine, but also on spruce, fir wood.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 10 cm)
  height of stem approximately 0.1 cm (between 0 and 0.1 cm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : White caps, tongue- or shell-shaped, attached laterally to the substrate; no stem; very decurrent gills; white spores; in groups or tufts on dead rotting coniferous wood, more likely in the mountains

Pleurocybella porrigens is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Pleurocybella porrigens in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Pleurocybella porrigens in the forest of Rambouillet

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