'Chicken of the Woods Fungas | Scientific name: Laetiporus Sulphureus
10 Jun
“Chicken of the Woods” Scientific name: Laetiporus Sulphureus

Edible Mushrooms*

“Chicken of the Woods” Fungas

Laetiporus is a genus of edible mushrooms found throughout much of the world. Some species, especially Laetiporus sulphureus, are commonly known as sulphur shelfchicken of the woods, the chicken mushroom, or the chicken fungus because it is often described as tasting like and having a texture similar to that of chicken meat. The name Laetiporus means ‘with bright pores'”. 1

“Because members of the Laetiporus sulphureus species complex can weaken a tree, the tree may need to be removed, but an arborist can help provide a risk assessment…. Once the fruiting bodies of a Laetiporus have been seen on a tree, it is too late to prevent the establishment of the fungus.” 2

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1 Laetiporus (Wikipedia)

2 University of Florida

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