Hypsizygus ulmarius    (Bull.:Fr.) Redhead 

common name(s) : Elm Leech 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Lyophyllaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Lyophylloideae/Lyophylleae  

synonyms: Lyophyllum ulmarium, Pleurotus ulmarius 

edibility : edible

potential confusions with  Hypsizygus ulmarius toxicity of Hypsizygus ulmarius genus Hypsizygus  

The cap is whitish to ochre-cream or grey-brown.

its texture is fibrous.

The gills are . The spore print is white. This species is parasitic or saprophytic.

The fruiting period takes place from September to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 15 cm (between 5 and 30 cm)
  height of stem approximately 10 cm (between 6 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 20 mm (between 10 and 30 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Hypsizygus ulmarius is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is quite rare, more generally speaking .

page updated on 14/01/18