Observation 281573: Polyporales sensu lato

When: 2017-07-09

Collection location: Hawthorne, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Rita Lehman (lehmrm)

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Novice mushroom hunter. Found in Hawthorne, FL. Shelf mushroom growing from a down pine tree.


porous underside
side attached to dead tree
trying to capture the thickness

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Thank you!
By: Rita Lehman (lehmrm)
2017-07-12 20:19:14 +03 (+0300)

It was sort of a hypothetical question—IF, and only if, this were identified as a chicken mushroom would it then be edible…basically, are “chicken mushrooms” as a whole an edible mushroom? Thanks so much! (I understand that we haven’t nailed the ID so I’m definitely not salivating yet.)

I wouldn’t eat what you have…
By: Derek Ziomber (Space Time Matters)
2017-07-12 20:13:02 +03 (+0300)

Definitely not without a solid identification. Chicken mushrooms are edible, but ones that grow on conifers are known to cause stomach upset and we don’t even know what that is yet.

By: Rita Lehman (lehmrm)
2017-07-12 15:32:12 +03 (+0300)

This was the only one on the tree. Not even small ones or pinning around it. Flying solo. I have only seen chicken mushrooms in texts at this point. Hoping to see them out in the wild! They (chicken mushrooms) are a choice edible, no? Or do they just sound delicious? Would this specimen be considered edible if it were a pale version of the other? Or do they need to have a certain color (like orange)? Rita

Chicken mushrooms…
By: Derek Ziomber (Space Time Matters)
2017-07-12 05:12:22 +03 (+0300)

Are pretty common and usually very distinctive with bright orange upper surfaces and yellow pores. Some of them are more cryptic though. This looks sort of like a pale variety of chicken mushroom, although the pores may be a little large. Was is growing in a larger cluster?

Yes, you are correct…
By: Rita Lehman (lehmrm)
2017-07-11 15:33:02 +03 (+0300)

It was soft, rubbery and had no hairs…thanks! I am unfortunately not familiar with any “Chicken Mushrooms” at this stage in the game…but hope to be one day. Rita

By: Derek Ziomber (Space Time Matters)
2017-07-10 23:07:03 +03 (+0300)

Was it soft and almost rubbery somewhat like chicken mushroom, if you’re familiar with that mushroom? And it looks like the cap is smooth without any hairs, is that correct?

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