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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Polyporales: Fomitopsidaceae: Laetiporus gilbertsonii Burds.

Laetiporus gilbertsonii – Southern Chicken

Common names: Southern Chicken, Western Hardwood Sulphur Shelf.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Laetiporus gilbertsonii is a species of polypore fungus in the family Fomitopsidaceae. It is found in western North America. It was one of three new Laetiporus species published in 2001, which were distinguished genetically from the common Laetiporus sulphureus; the others were L. conifericola and L. huroniensis. The type collection, made in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in 1997, was found fruiting on a eucalyptus tree. It has also been collected in Oregon and Washington. The fungus is named in honor of mycologist Robert Lee Gilbertson. L. gilbertsonii is edible, although some people have reported experiencing upset stomach after consuming it. Laetiporus conifericola is very similar in appearance, but is readily distinguished by its growth on conifers.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Chicken of the woods mushroom (<B>Laetiporus gilbertsonii</B> var. pallidus(?)) on a log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-09.htm">June 9, 2018</A>
LinkChicken of the woods mushroom (Laetiporus gilbertsonii var. pallidus(?)) on a log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, June 9, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Chicken of the woods mushroom (<B>Laetiporus gilbertsonii</B> var. pallidus(?)) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-09.htm">June 9, 2018</A>
LinkChicken of the woods mushroom (Laetiporus gilbertsonii var. pallidus(?)) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, June 9, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Chicken of the woods mushroom (<B>Laetiporus gilbertsonii</B> var. pallidus(?)) on a rotting oak log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-09.htm">June 9, 2018</A>
LinkChicken of the woods mushroom (Laetiporus gilbertsonii var. pallidus(?)) on a rotting oak log on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, June 9, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Dossected chicken of the woods mushroom (<B>Laetiporus gilbertsonii</B> var. pallidus(?)) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-06-09.htm">June 9, 2018</A>
LinkDossected chicken of the woods mushroom (Laetiporus gilbertsonii var. pallidus(?)) on Caney Creek Trail (Little Lake Creek Loop Trail) in Sam Houston National Forest, near Huntsville. Texas, June 9, 2018
Location on mapsLittle Lake Creek Loop Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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