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Angel Wings?
A beautifully pale fungus near the summit of Mt Webster.

I'm told this is "Pleurotus porrigens or something very closely allied. It's in the oyster family and I think this one is commonly called Angel Wings."

Another source adds that it "definitely looks like an oyster, but I wouldn't be sure without holding it 4 inches from my face for 10 minutes or so. A simple nibble will tell if it's an oyster or Lentinellus ursinus, which I'm sure anyone would promptly spit out."

September 2006

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nartrebSubmitted by nartreb
on Sep 18, 2006 12:18 am

Image ID: 226830
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Lat/Lon: 44.19731°N / 71.38362°W
Object Title: Angel Wings?

Image Type(s): Wildlife, Flora