Panelus soft

Soft panel (Panellus mitis) Soft panel (Panellus mitis) Soft panel (Panellus mitis)

Soft panel (Panellus mitis)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Mycenaceae (Mycene)
  • Genus: Panellus (Panellus)
  • Species: Panellus mitis (Panellus soft)
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Panellus gentle
  • Oyster mushroom soft
  • Oyster mushroom tender

Other names:

  • Pannelus gentle

Soft panel (Panellus mitis)

Panellus soft (Panellus mitis) is a mushroom belonging to the Tricholomov family.

External description

Soft panel (Panellus mitis) is a fruiting body, consisting of a stem and a cap. It is characterized by a thin, whitish and rather dense pulp, which is saturated with a large amount of moisture. The color of the flesh of this mushroom is whitish, has a characteristic rare aroma.

The diameter of the cap of the described mushroom is 1-2 cm. Initially, it is kidney-shaped, but in mature mushrooms it becomes convex, rounded, grows sideways to the rest of the fruiting body, has a slightly serrated edge (which may be lowered downward). In young mushrooms of soft panellus, the surface of the cap is sticky, covered with well-visible villi. The cap has a pinkish-brown color at the base, but in general it is whitish. At the edges, the cap of the described mushroom is whitish due to a fleecy or waxy coating.

The hymenophore of the soft panel is of the lamellar type. Its constituent components are plates located at an average frequency in relation to each other. Sometimes the plates of the hymenophore in this fungus can be forked, often they grow to the surface of the fruiting body. They are often very thick, fawn or whitish in color. The spore powder of Panellus mild is characterized by a white color.

The leg of the described mushroom is often short, 0.2-0.5 cm long, and 0.3-0.4 cm in diameter.Around the plates, the leg often expands, has a whitish or whitish tint, a plaque in the form of tiny grains is noticeable on its surface.

Soft panel (Panellus mitis)

Season and habitat of the mushroom

Soft panelus bears fruit actively from late summer (August) to late autumn (November). The habitat of this fungus is mainly mixed and coniferous forests. Fruiting bodies grow on fallen tree trunks, fallen branches of coniferous and deciduous trees. Basically, the soft panel grows on the fallen branches of fir, pine, spruce.


Many mushroom pickers cannot say for sure whether the Panellus mushroom is soft poisonous. Almost nothing is known about its edibility and taste, but this does not prevent some from classifying it as inedible.

Similar types and differences from them

Panelus is soft in appearance and very similar to other mushrooms from the Tricholomov family. It can be easily confused with another inedible panel called astringent. The fruiting bodies of the astringent panellus are yellow-ocher, sometimes yellow-clayey. These mushrooms have a bitter aftertaste, and you can see them more often on the wood of deciduous trees. Predominantly astringent panelus grows on oak wood.

Soft panel (Panellus mitis) Soft panel (Panellus mitis) Soft panel (Panellus mitis)

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