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Olympusman



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Shelf fungus with a vengeance Reply with quote

My wife spotted this one for me. Nice to have a spouse that appreciates a fungus among us.
This tree appears to be very severely infected as you can see from the "sprouts" arising toward the top.













I broke one of these shelves off and it was soft, almost like a Portabello.

Mike
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Saul



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this Laetiporus sulphureus ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laetiporus_sulphureus
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Beatsy



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice set. I thought it was "Chicken of the Woods" too. Edible, but nothing special. But don't go eating it on my say so! I have trouble identifying things to order-level, never mind genus or species Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saul wrote:
Is this Laetiporus sulphureus?

No question, yes. As Steve said, aka "chicken of the woods."

I find specimens growing on hardwoods to be quite tasty, if picked very young (this specimen is too old to eat, IMO).

That tree is a goner, BTW. Oak?

--Chris S.
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