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Panellus stipticus 

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I wrestled with the option of whether or not to try to identify and place names to my fungus images.  The study of fungi is done by specialists known as a "mycologists" who have many years of education and specialize in identification.  There are many techniques used to identify a mushroom and it simply cannot be done by visual inspection alone.  Incorrectly identifying a mushroom can have deadly consequences if eaten.

While I have tried to link images with fungus names, I am but a lay person and have used books and images to try to look up, categorize and name the species.  My identification should in no way be relied upon and may be completely inaccurate!

There are many toxic mushroom "look-alikes"  that resemble edible ones.  You should UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES  rely up on any of these images to identify edible, toxic or medicinal organisms/plants.  Some mushrooms and fungi are DEADLY  poisonous and their effects do not show up until it is too late to save yourself.  YOU alone are responsible for properly identifying any mushrooms that you may be interested in.  I have attached names to images which I merely THINK resemble the species.

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Panellus stipticus 
[Luminescent Panellus & Bitter Oysterling]

Panellus stipticus (also spelled "stypticus") is also known as the "Bitter Oysterling" and "Luminescent Panellus".  It may be recognized by its small, kidney shaped, inrolled caps that are about 1 - 5 cm wide and are white, cream, tan or brown.  The surface of the cap appears a little fuzzy or velvety. The underside has gills that are thin, close and cinnamon in colour. Stems are less than 1 cm and appear fuzzy.

This species is wide spread, but more common in eastern North American than in the West.  It fruits on hardwoods in shelving clusters from spring to fall.  The specimens below were found fruiting on a fallen branch.

This species is reported to be luminescent and will glow in a dark room after a few minutes.  Having only learned on this trait later when I looked up information about the species, I regretted not having brought a few specimens home.  I shall make a mental note to try to collect some fungi when I next encounter them and report back as to their luminescence.

 

Panellus stipticus gilled fungi Ontario wild mushroom

Panellus stipticus - 1
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in a York Region Park in July]

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small brown oyster like fungi Panellus stipticus

Panellus stipticus - 2
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in a York Region Park in July]

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small tan beige Panellus stypticus Ontario wild mushroom fungi

Panellus stipticus - 3
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in a York Region Park in July]

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underside gills of Luminescent Panellus on rotting log Ontario wild mushroom fungi

Panellus stipticus - 4
This image was taken with the stick upon which these specimens were growing 
turned upside down to reveal cinnamon coloured gills.
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in a York Region Park in July]

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tiny small tan buff beige wild Ontario fungi mushrooms Bitter Oysterling

Panellus stipticus - 5
The view from beneath the caps.
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in a York Region Park in July]

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Bitter Oysterling Panellus stypticus wild Ontario mushroom fungus

Panellus stipticus - 6
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in a York Region Park in July]

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Luminescent Panellus tan oyster-like bracket fungus Ontario

Panellus stipticus - 7
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in a York Region Park in July]

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Bitter Oysterling Luminescent Panellus stipticus

Panellus stipticus - 8
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in a York Region Park in July]

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Panellus stipticus gilled fungi Ontario wild mushroom

Panellus stipticus - 9
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in a York Region Park in July]

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tan beige cream white bracket fungi Panellus stipticus Ontario

Panellus stipticus - 10
Once again, the stick upon which these fungi were fruiting has been turned on its side.
[Photographed in Southern Ontario in a York Region Park in July]

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