#183 Flat Cep/Oysterling (Crepidotus aplanatus)

29 August

Uncommon but quite widely distributed in woodlands throughout Britain and Ireland, this mushroom occurs across mainland Europe and is also recorded in many other parts of the world including North America.

Members of this genus are small, convex to fan-shaped, and sessile. Species have cheilocystidia[8] Spore prints are yellow-brown to brown. All species of Crepidotus are known to be secondary decomposers of plant matter; most are saprobic on wood. Little is known about the edibility of various species; the usually small and insubstantial specimens discourage mycophagy.

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