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Pleurotis Ulmarius

Pleurotus ulmarius

Elm Pleurotus

Cap or Pileus - Convex or nearly flat, firm, smooth. White, tinted at the centre with reddish yellow or brownish yellow. 2-5 inches broad.

Gills or Lamellae - Broad, not crowded, notched at the stem end, growing down the stern. White, turning yellow with age.

Stem or Stipe - United to the cap one side of the centre. Usually curved; solid, smooth, or downy. White or whitish. 2-4 inches long.

Flesh - White, not tender, agreeable flavour.

Spores - White, globose.

Time - September to November.

Habitat - Conspicuous on dead parts of standing elms. Large and white. Sometimes found on other than elm trees.