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dgillespie1
dgillespie1

Verigated yellow and orange. 5 to 6 layers. Saucer size shelves. Smells faintly like a Morrell. Can anyone help me identify?



- September 24, 2009




- September 24, 2009

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Graham

New York

Looks very much like chicken fungus (aka sulfur shelf, aka chicken of the woods [NOT hen of the woods]). Tears in strands, like chicken breast. Flesh inside should be white to yellowish. Spores are bright yellow to cream color.

As always, get a positive ID before attempting to ingest any mushroom. Furthermore, some people have an allergic reaction to chicken fungus, sometimes severe.
October 05, 2009
11:24:49
gardengeek
gardengeek

Wow, that looks like the famous "Chicken of the Woods", Laetiporus sulphureus, which is edible and delicious.
Laetiporus sulphureus:
Upper surface smooth to suedelike and bright orange
Undersurface bright yellow (sometimes white) with tiny pores.

Disclaimer:
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A POSITIVE ID BEFORE EATING ANY WILD FUNGUS.
September 24, 2009
12:29:47
dgillespie1
dgillespie1

Oh, and by the way, I live near Champaign in Central Illinois.
September 24, 2009
12:12:22
dgillespie1
dgillespie1

Would like help in identifying this mushroom. Smells faintly like a Morrell.
September 24, 2009
12:10:45

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