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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Polyporales: Fomitopsidaceae: Laetiporus sulphureus (Bull.) Murrill

Laetiporus sulphureus – chicken of the woods

Synonyms: Agaricus speciosus, Boletus amaricans, Boletus caudicinus, Boletus citrinus, Boletus coriaceus, Boletus imbricatus, Boletus lingua, Boletus ramosus, Boletus sulphureus, Boletus tenax, Calvatia versipora, Calvatia versispora, Ceriomyces aurantiacus, Ceriomyces neumanii, Cladomeris casearius, Cladomeris imbricatus, Cladomeris sulphurea, Cladoporus fulvus, Cladoporus ramosus, Cladoporus sulphureus, Cladosporus fulvus, Daedalea imbricata, Grifola sulphurea, Laetiporus cincinnatus, Laetiporus speciosus, Laetiporus versisporus, Leptoporus casearius, Leptoporus imbricatus, Leptoporus ramosus, Leptoporus sulphureus, Merisma imbricatum, Merisma sulphureum, Polypilus casearius, Polypilus caudicinus, Polypilus imbricatus, Polypilus sulphureus, Polyporellus caudicinus, Polyporellus rubricus, Polyporus casearius, Polyporus caudicinus, Polyporus ceratoniae, Polyporus cincinnatus, Polyporus citrinus, Polyporus imbricatus, Polyporus ramosus, Polyporus rostafinskii, Polyporus rubricus, Polyporus sulphureus, Polyporus todari, Ptychogaster aurantiacus, Ptychogaster aureus, Ptychogaster versisporus, Sistotrema sulphureum, Sporotrichum versisporum, Stereum speciosum, Tyromyces sulphureus.

Common names: chicken of the woods, Sulphur Shelf.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Laetiporus sulphureus is a species of bracket fungus (fungi that grow on trees) found in Europe and North America. Its common names are crab-of-the-woods, sulphur polypore, sulphur shelf, and chicken-of-the-woods. Its fruit bodies grow as striking golden-yellow shelf-like structures on tree trunks and branches. Old fruitbodies fade to pale beige or pale grey. The undersurface of the fruit body is made up of tubelike pores rather than gills.

Belarusian: Летыпор серна-жоўты, Bulgarian: Сярна гъба, Corsican: Fungu castagninu, Croatian: Žuti kruh, Czech: Sírovec žlutooranžový, Dutch: Zwavelzwam, Esperanto: Sulfura poliporo, Finnish: Rikkikääpä, French: Polypore soufré, Georgian: ყვითელი აბედა, German: Gemeiner Schwefelporling, Hungarian: Sárga gévagomba, Lithuanian: Valgomoji geltonpintė, Norwegian: Svovelkjuke, Persian: قارچ تاقچه‌ای گوگردی, Polish: Żółciak siarkowy, Romanian: Găina de pădure, Russian: Трутовик серно-жёлтый, Serbian: Шумско пиле, Swedish: Svavelticka, Turkish: Kükürt mantarı, Ukrainian: Трутовик сірчано-жовтий.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Small chicken of the woods mushroom (<B>Laetiporus sulphureus</B>) on a piece of rootten oak wood on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-19.htm">May 19, 2018</A>
LinkSmall chicken of the woods mushroom (Laetiporus sulphureus) on a piece of rootten oak wood on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, May 19, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA
Dissected chicken of the woods mushroom (<B>Laetiporus sulphureus</B>) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-19.htm">May 19, 2018</A>
LinkDissected chicken of the woods mushroom (Laetiporus sulphureus) on Caney Creek section of Lone Star Hiking Trail in Sam Houston National Forest near Huntsville, Texas, May 19, 2018
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Montgomery, TX 77356, USA

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