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When: 2012-07-01

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53°N 78.15°E [Click for map]

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

Seemed to be fruiting on the ground under oak hickory pine mountain laurel. Upland area. Looks like a pale chicken of the woods.


photographed with wristwatch for scale

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Nice Find!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-07-05 17:54:46 PDT (-0700)

It has been so dry recently. It must have been a fun to discover.

Laetiporus cincinnatus
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-07-02 08:40:57 PDT (-0700)

often forms a rosette on roots or on top of an old stump. It can also form shelving fruit bodies. Grifola frondosa usually does not start appearing until late August.

I find…
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-07-01 19:40:22 PDT (-0700)

L. cincinnatus on the ground frequently. It rots roots.

We have Grifola in woods here
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-07-01 19:38:08 PDT (-0700)

But this looked less brown/tan than the ones we have seen (and eaten). More orange. Last photo has my watch for scale.

Need more data, Penny.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-01 18:32:11 PDT (-0700)

Size? Thickness of fronds? Laetiporus does not grow on ground that I am aware of. Have you considered Grifola frondosa?