We have seen many groupings of angel wings and they have always been just a heavenly (pun intended) sight. But we had only seen them shaped like a wing and not before as trumpets. And today we did and looked at each other and then gazed in amazement. They were simply stunning. And we don’t say that every day.
We literally stumbled across these in Upper Roberts Creek.
Ta-da! Aren’t they cool?
On this last photo one can see the two different shapes: the trumpet shape on the top and the wing shape along the side of the wood.
What a sight as you walk through the forest and come across these white beauties. We don’t pick them. McDowell doesn’t eat them. But they must be good luck because right after this Balfour found some gorgeous white chanterelles and McDowell found a perfect Boletus mirabilis. Happiness all around.
Angel Wings (Pleurocybella porrigens)
Angel wings or Pleurocybella porrigens is a species of fungus in the Marasmiaceae family. The species is widespread in temperate forests of the Northern Hemisphere. P. porrigens, known as the angel wing, is a white-rot wood-decay fungus on conifer wood, particularly hemlock (genus Tsuga). The flesh is thin and fragile compared to the oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ssp.).
More information: Pleurocybella porrigens: Wikipedia