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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 October 05, 2009
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.
gardengeek
gardengeek
September 24, 2009
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.
dgillespie1
dgillespie1
September 24, 2009
Oh, and by the way, I live near Champaign in Central Illinois.
dgillespie1
dgillespie1
September 24, 2009
Would like help in identifying this mushroom. Smells faintly like a Morrell.

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