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Crepidotus crocophyllus

Common Name: Yellow Gilled Crep

Synonyms: None

Substrate: Downed Wood

Location: Hardwoods 

Spore Color: Yellowish-brown

Gill Color: Whitish when immature, yellow to orange with age

Comments: 

These can resemble Oysters, but they have brown spores. You can usually tell the spore color by looking at the gills. Especially with some age, they are not white. The key feature to this species is the brown fibrils on the surface of the white cap and gills that are yellowish to orange. 

Lookalikes:  

There are a couple similar Crepidotus species that can be found. Crepidotus mollis has a similar cap surface but has buff gills. Crepidotus applanatus and C. malachius lack the brown fibers on the surface. Also look into Pleurotus and Hohenbuehelia species.

Pictures:

Crepidotus crocophyllus

9/27/11 - Morgan Monroe State Forest

Crepidotus crocophyllus

10/7/12 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN