In Tofino forests Angel Wings (Pleurocybella porrigens) are plentiful and look just like – hey – angel wings or cupid wings or maybe even pegasus wings. White, white, white and while similar to oysters much more delicate. McDowell does not pick them or eat them, but many do and have not experienced any ill effect.
These beauties were seen growing in the forests of Tofino, BC Canada.
Angel Wings (Pleurocybella porrigens)
Angel wings or Pleurocybella porrigens is a species of fungus in the Marasmiaceae family. The species is widespread in temperate forests of the Northern Hemisphere. P. porrigens, known as the angel wing, is a white-rot wood-decay fungus on conifer wood, particularly hemlock (genus Tsuga). The flesh is thin and fragile compared to the oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ssp.).
More information: Pleurocybella porrigens: Wikipedia