Sulphur Shelf or Chicken Mushroom
Laetiporus sulphureus

Family: Polyporaceae
Order: Aphyllophorales



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Spore Print: white

Other: The consistency of the flesh of this fungus is of chicken meat, hence the common name “Chicken Mushroom.” This fungus also grows on live trees, but despite this parasitic relationship, it does not kill the tree.  This fungus is also known as Polyporus sulphureus by some mycologists. This species tends to grow in rosettes up to 75 cm (30”) in width.