Observation 4036: Laetiporus cincinnatus (Morgan) Burdsall, Banik, & Volk
When: 2007-09-05
Who: rpeters
No herbarium specimen

Notes: A.k.a. Sulfur shelf or Chicken of the Woods.
This is a rather easily identified shelf mushroom because of its color. I found these growing on a fallen dead elm in a mixed soft/hardwood forest near my house. The first picking yielded about 1-1/2 lbs of mushroom. I came back in two days and picked another pound. So, this is a big producer for me.

This sample was tender down to the base. This is not always the case. Sometimes only the outer rim is tender enough to eat.

It must be cooked thuroughly. I just fry it in a little canola oil and add salt and pepper. It really does taste like chicken.

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79% (4)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: white pores, soft and tender all the way down, definitely L. cincinnatus. very common in the midwest and east. By far the most delicious of the Laetiporus species.
-40% (2)
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Eyes3 = Current consensus

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