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Angel's Wings Mushroom

Pleurocybella porrigens

Also known as

Angel's Wings Fungus, Angel's Wings

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Angel's Wings Mushroom Overview

Pleurocybella porrigens, the Angel's Wings Fungus is a beautiful, pure-white, layered mushroom that grows readily in coniferous woodland environments. Historically, it was regarded edible, but more recently it's been linked to many deaths. Previous reports have found this mushroom to be toxic, but the question of what components cause such symptoms remain unanswered. It's thought the chemicals within this fungus target the brain, leading to brain injury and possible death. This fungus is most likely found during Autumn in the UK. It thrives in the Scottish Highlands and in Cumbria.