When: 2009-09-14

Collection location: Beaver Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bob Zuberbuhler (Bob Z)

No specimen available

These medium size fungi were found on a large, dead, deciduous log. Each is roughly fan-shaped, attached to the wood by a short, stout, poorly defined stalk, situated like the handle of the fan. Each fungus has several well separated lobes, each of which has a further lobed margin. The upper surface is bright orange and is longitudinally ridged. The lower surface is pale yellow and has no pores or gills, even with a 10x lens. The lower surface is white-hairy. I have no idea what this is and would appreciate ideas.

Proposed Names

92% (3)
Recognized by sight: That’s a common one that I’ve seen, as well as taken home and cooked, many times.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: This is definitely a Laetiporus. I’m pretty sure the eastern one which grows on hardwoods and has a yellow hymeninum has been shown to actually be L. sulphureus, but just in case I’m adding this id as well.

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