Observation 102273: Laetiporus sulphureus (Bull.) Murrill

When: 2012-07-20

Collection location: Port Dover, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

No specimen available

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No mushrooms at all?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-23 21:00:22 PDT (-0700)

Isn’t that unCanadian, Eva?

Never mind. I for one enjoy your artistic sense of composition with a camera, and your willingness to stalk the stalked (and unstalked) prey here on MO.

all 6
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2012-07-23 13:08:07 PDT (-0700)

trees on the left side of the dead tree are hickory ( not in the photo)
Thanks Daniel, but I do not eat mushrooms at all.
I tried Black trumpets and Russula virescens.
however, I’m only interested to find mushrooms and take pictures.

The tree to the left
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-07-22 13:22:44 PDT (-0700)

of the Laetiporus tree looks like a Shagbark Hickory, but the tree it’s on, to me looks like Black Cherry.

Agree with Noah.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-22 13:16:25 PDT (-0700)

Most likely L. sulphureus on hickory. Thanks for the update on the tree species, Eva!

The edge inch of these should be quite edible. Cut into bite-sized chunks, like for chicken nuggets, dip in egg batter with breading, and fry for 10 minutes or slightly longer. Not just similar to chicken, really close to chicken in flavor and texture. Older material too chewy for most people. Thus one of the common names: Chicken of the Woods.

By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2012-07-22 11:48:05 PDT (-0700)


Even if you don’t eat them
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-20 16:45:54 PDT (-0700)

I at least appreciate your attention to observation and details, Eva. And love your photos!

I tried to grow L. sulphureus before L. coniferoides had been identified. I tried to grow it on Douglas-fir. Didn’t work. Then Stamets identified L. coniferoides, and it seemed obvious that the Laetiporus I was finding on old-growth Douglas-fir, Sitka spruce and Western hemlock was likely L. coniferoides. Paul Bishop and I inoculated some 200 Douglas-fir 5-foot-tall stumps with L. sulphureus, and produced not a single Laetiporus. It was interesting to see the competitor fungi growing later on the same stumps. More importantly though, it was interesting to see the dramatic production of T. gibbosum and T. oregonense near those stumps within 2 years of being cut.

looks yummy
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2012-07-20 13:37:48 PDT (-0700)

we had no rain for more than 2 months.
this morning,strolling through the trail behind my house. I could not believe when I saw a tree full Leatiporus

I do not eat mushrooms. Just taking pictures.

The tree
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-07-20 13:06:42 PDT (-0700)

looks to be Black Cherry, The Laetiporus looks to be sulphureus.

Not familiar with tree.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-20 12:22:40 PDT (-0700)

Spruce, perhaps? Or hardwood?

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-20 12:20:31 PDT (-0700)

Hope you were able to collect a few pounds.

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