What You Should Know
Panellus mitis is a species of fungus belonging to the Mycenaceae family. It is a small bracket fungus most often found in late autumn and early winter. Always on dead twigs and branches of conifer. Widespread.
It is an inedible mushroom, its color varies from white to cream and there are gray and beige, its size is less than 5 cm, and the spores are white, cream, or yellowish.
Other names: Elastic Oysterling.
Panellus mitis Mushroom Identification
0.5-2 cm in diameter, kidney-shaped, at a young age with a turned-up edge. The surface of the cap is smooth, silky, sticky, initially white, whitish, pinkish, off-white, and later darkens or turns brown. The skin is easily removed from the surface.
The gills are thick, slightly descending on the stem, at first whitish or grayish, later yellowish.
The stem is lateral, short, conically narrowed to the base, velvety or finely flaky, whitish or grayish.
The flesh is thin, elastic, crusty, white, and odorless.
3.5-5 * 1-1.2 μm, narrow-cylindrical, amyloid.
It grows from August to November, as well as in warm winter, in coniferous and mixed forests, on dry branches of pines and spruces, in small groups.
Panellus mitis Synonyms
Dendrosarcus mitis Kuntze 1898
Panus mitis Kühner 1980
Urospora mitis Fayod 1889
Urosporellina mitis E. Horak 1968
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