When: 2009-10-26

Collection location: Santa Barbara Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Luke (luuuuuke)

No specimen available

Found growing on a very large Eucalyptus tree. Sadly, I believe the fact that it is growing on this kind of tree renders it inedible.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:36 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Santa Barbara County, CA, USA’ to ‘Santa Barbara Co., California, USA’


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: It is my understanding that Laetiporus resembling sulphureus/conifericola growing on hardwoods in CA are classified as gilbertsonii

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Effect of Eucalyptus
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-10-26 16:44:26 CDT (-0500)

I personally have eaten specimens from Eucalyptus with no ill effect. The one thing that is clear is that you must cook this species thoroughly to avoid spending the night before the porcelain alter. My belief is that the rumor about Eucalyptus creating bad ones has more to do with incomplete cooking and individual sensitivity than with the host. However, I haven’t done any sort of scientific test of this nor do I know of any conclusive literature on the topic.