Lilac Oysterling

  • cap is lilac
  • grows on decaying hardwood
  • gills extend onto stem
  • stem is off-center or lateral
  • spore deposit is white
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Look-alikes in Ontario

A number of inedible or poisonous species of Clitocybe are similar in appearance but differ in that they are terrestrial, rather than growing from wood. The edible but uncommon Lentinus strigosus is similar in appearance but differs in that it exhibits tufts of erect hairs on the cap.

See also Sarcomyxa serotina.

Related topics: Edible Berries of Ontario - Edible Plants of Ontario
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