Observation 189111: Laetiporus sulphureus (Bull.) Murrill
When: 2014-11-20
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This fungus was found growing on an oak log at Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, IN. It was distinctive due to its physical properties: extremely large in size, with a very bright orange surface and a yellow, porous underside. The caps were slightly wrinkled and shaped like fans, and very large in size ranging from 15-25cm. There were thin mycelia on the cracks in the bark of the hardwood, and the fungus was slightly damp when I took chunks of it from its substrate.

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Type of wood?
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-11-21 07:45:27 WIB (+0700)

There are a few Laetiporus species that grow on coniferous trees. L. sulphureus grows on hardwood trees.

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