Observation 175159: Laetiporus cincinnatus (Morgan) Burdsall, Banik, & Volk

When: 2014-08-24

Collection location: Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: mushy

No specimen available

I picked this thinking it was chicken of the woods. However:

- it was growing out of the ground near a dead tree
- it is only 1cm thick, give or take
- soft, slightly watery, rubbery
- similar woody interior to c.o.t.w, but softer.
- it does not have a yellow underside . . . white pores.
- smells like a vagina (sorry! that’s the best description I could come up with!), or maybe a little more bitter
- pleasant taste, if a little bitter.

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By: mushy
2014-08-24 18:30:54 CDT (-0400)

the ID. Following that suggestion on mushroomobserver, there was this link:


which talks about the different species. All aspects match L. cincinnatus (including growing in a rosette next to the base of a fallen tree.

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