Observation 195915: Laetiporus sulphureus (Bull.) Murrill

When: 2014-10-03

Collection location: Queeny County Park, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)

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Terri, it was a big old Oak.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-04-15 01:23:51 BST (+0100)

Thanks for sending the link. I found it very interesting and have filed it away (along with the embedded link to Tom Volk’s Polypore Primer) for future reference.

Hi Judi
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-04-14 23:40:52 BST (+0100)

this looks like a hardwood tree—maybe oak? If so L. sulphureus makes sense as a proposal given the yellow pores. But found a reference you might be interested in, maybe you’ve seen it, that there is a yellow pored one on conifers east of the Great Plains: L. huroniensis. See: http://botit.botany.wisc.edu/toms_fungi/jul2001.html


Hi Timothy. This observation …
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-03-31 17:56:57 BST (+0100)

was made last October, a great month for a large variety of edible mushrooms in the St. Louis area; however, I don’t eat wild mushrooms … just hunt them for the joy of identifying them and learning more about the science of mycology. This particular specimen was a tad on the old side, as I recall, and very “buggy.” I just realized last night that I had inadvertently IDed it as L. cincinnatus, which has a white pore surface. I know better and am surprised that no one caught this error earlier. The weather here is always very changeable. We are mostly in the 50-70 degree range for early Spring. It is Morel season here now, if you are one who enjoys choice edibles!

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2015-03-31 04:37:21 BST (+0100)

How are the temps where you’re at?

Also, did you collect any of these for the table?

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