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Laetiporus sulphureus

Chicken Mushroom

Family Polyporaceae


Potentially Edible
Single or clusters of fleshy, orange-red to yellow caps with sulfur-yellow pores.

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Description

Cap: 5-30 cm (2-12") wide. Usually overlapping, flat. Semicircular to fan shaped. Pinkish-orange to sulfur-yellow. Turning white with age. Smooth.

Flesh: <2 cm (~1") thick. White, light yellow or pale orange.

Spore print: White.

 

Top View (Jennifer Shud-Brondstatter Peru, MA and Waltham, MA)
Top View

 

Layers (Jennifer Shud-Brondstatter Peru, MA and Waltham, MA)
Layers

 

Underside (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA and Waltham, MA)
Underside

 

Habitat and Range

On living trees, buried roots, stumps, trunks, and logs of deciduous and coniferous trees. East Canada to Florida. Midwest, Pacific Northwest to California.

Season

May- November.

Comments:

Also known as Sulfur Shelf

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Mushroom (Jennifer Shud-Brondstatter Peru, MA and Waltham, MA)
Mushroom

   
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