Beech Mushroom

Hypsizygous marmoreus
Beech Mushroom, Hon Shimeji, Shimeji

This is another mushroom that favours beech trees. We grow a couple of varieties, one is pure white and the other has a light brown cap with a mosaic-like pattern. Beech mushroom grows in small bunches on beech logs. The individual mushrooms have short, pure white stems and small white or brown caps depending on the variety.  Beech mushrooms are not native to Europe but are found in Asia. They are popular in China, Japan, Korea and neighbouring countries.

Beech Mushroom
Beech Mushroom