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Scientific name: Pleurotus cornucopiae (Paulet ex Pers.) Roll.
Synonym: Pleurotus cornucopioides Pers.
Hat: 5-12 cm, first convex then depressed and infundibuliform, whitish or light gray, ocher brown or yellowish, hairless.
Gills: white or even if lighter, dense, decurrent on the stem, where they anastomise to form a lattice.
Stem: 3-8 x 0.8-1.5 cm, often branched, more or less eccentric, full, whitish, almost completely covered by the lamellae.
Meat: white, first soft then rather tenacious, with a floury smell and a sweet taste.
spore: whitish in mass just deposited then pink-lilac.
Pleurotus cornucopiae(photo www.northamptonshirewildlife.co.uk)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: saprophytic-parasitic fungus.
It is found on stumps and deciduous trunks in the summer autumn.
As a young man he is a good edible.