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Crepidotus mollis (Schaeff.) Staude, Schwämme Mitteldeutschl. 25: 71 (1857)

Agaricus mollis Schaeff., Fung. bavar. palat. nasc. (Ratisbonae) 1: 49 (1762)
Crepidopus mollis (Schaeff.) Gray, Nat. Arr. Brit. Pl. (London) 1: 616 (1821)
Crepidotus ralfsii (Berk. & Broome) Sacc., Syll. fung. (Abellini) 5: 881 (1881)
Agaricus ralfsii Berk. & Broome, Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. Ser. 5 [Notices of British Fungi No. 2008] 12: 372 (1883)

Habitat: On decayed wood of deciduous trees, especially common on Fraxinus and also frequent on Fagus but known on a wide range of other hosts. Rarely reported on coniferous wood but these records are unverified.

Notes: Common and widespread. A form with a scaly pileus is frequently recorded as Crepidotus calolepis or C. mollis var. calolepis.

Distribution: E: c, S: c, W: c, NI: c, ROI: c, Other: Channel Islands: !; Isle of Man: !

Vouchers: England: K(M) 70206; Scotland: K(M) 101831; Wales: K(M) 101786; NI: K(M) 82333; ROI: K(M) 25287; Other: Isle of Man: K(M) 101792

Descriptions, Lists & Icons:
D+I:, in Phillips, R., Mushrooms and other fungi of Great Britain & Europe: 288 pp. (1981), p. 188-189
D:, in Hansen, L. & Knudsen, H., Nordic Macromycetes Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. 2: 474 pp. (1992), p. 336
D:, in Watling, R. & Gregory, N.M., British Fungus Flora. Agarics and Boleti: 6 Crepidotaceae, Pleurotaceae and other pleurotoid agarics 6: 157 pp. (1989), p. 86
D+I:, in Breitenbach, J., Kränzlin, F., Fungi of Switzerland Agarics, 3rd part: Cortinariaceae 5: 338 pp. (2000), p. 300, pl. 390
I:, in Sowerby, J., Coloured Figures of English Fungi or Mushrooms Vol.1 1: 50 pp. [pl. 1-120] (1796), as Agaricus mollis, pl. 98

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