When: 2014-05-15

Collection location: Poplar Bluff, Butler Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: John McDonough

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We are currently experiencing a very cool and wet spring. So, knowing what this can do for Laetiporus species I took yesterday off and spent some time in the woods searching the big red oaks that I have had success on in the past springs and falls. I hit the mother load, but the one that really got me was this one….it was growing about 30 inches up on what otherwise appeared to be a very healthy Red oak tree, layered and stacked, and white pored as can be!
When I first saw it I knew it was L. sulfurous…I was wrong!
It was a great day and I only hope that all of you have one too.


as found growing about 30 inces up on the tree
with its buddies….bottom right corner of picture
picture of white pore surface

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By: John McDonough
2014-05-15 17:48:17 PDT (-0700)

this one was on the tree all by itself.
the rest I found within a mile or so over about 300 acres of very old mature forest.

Interesting observation
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-05-15 17:43:56 PDT (-0700)

Were the rosettes found beneath the same tree the shelf was on?