Crepidotus mollis

Common Names: Soft slipper, jelly crep, flat crep
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Crepidotus

The cap is kidney shaped. The cap is white when it is young and when it gets older, it turns ochre. The flesh of the cap is white and can be broken easily. The gills are pale brown and soft. The cap is flabby and has brown spores. The upper layer of the cap is elastic and can be stretched slightly at the margin. The spores are short elliptic and smooth. The spore print is snuff brown. The stalk is rudimentary or lacking. Often mistaken for the edible oyster mushroom. Unlike the oyster mushroom, Pleurotus ostreatus, which has white spores, all species of Crepidotus have brown spores. These can usually be seen as a tannish blush on the gills.

Grows in groups or overlapping tiers on hardwood. The hardwood includes tree trunks, fallen branches, and sawdust. Rarely, the species grows on coniferous trees. The months that the species can commonly be found in are from July to September.

Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.