Variable Oysterling Crepidotus variabilis


Variable Oysterling Crepidotus variabilis
Discovered near local river. 15th November 2020. © Peter Hillman
Variable Oysterling Crepidotus variabilis
Discovered near local river. 15th November 2020. © Peter Hillman

A small and attractive fungi which generally has a sessile (stemless) attachment, forming kidney or shell shapes on the substrate. Semicircular or almost perfect circle shapes may occur depending on where they are attached. The cap is felty, often lobed, white in colour to begin with turning ochraceous as it matures. The gills radiate from the point of attachment and are white at first turning to buff.

Native, common and widespread throughout Britain.


Size
Cap 0.5-2 cm in diameter

When to see it
August to December.

Where to see it
On dead twigs in deciduous and mixed woodland.

Class
Agaricomycetes

Order
Agaricales (Gilled mushrooms)

Family
Inocybaceae