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Scientific name: Pleurotus dryinus (Pers .: Fr.) Kummer
Hat: 5-10 cm, lateral, first convex then almost flat, whitish, covered by a brown-dirty tomentum, sometimes lighter, which splits into appressed scales similar to spots, which become brownish-grayish, often with appendicated rim for remains of a membranous-tomentose veil.
Gills: white, yellowish with leta, decurrent, low, simple.
Stem: 2.5-5 cm, solid, full, tenacious, eccentric, white, almost woolly, tomentose, with tapered foot.
Meat: white, thick, solid, with a pleasant smell and taste, similar to the cultivated champignon.
Pleurotus dryinus (photo Fernando Bellido http://micologia.net)
Edibility, habitat and observations
Relationship with the surrounding plant environment: saprophytic-parasitic fungus.
The name derives from the Greek oak tree. It grows on trunks, even living, of broad-leaved trees, in particular oaks, maples, willows and walnuts. From late summer to winter months.