sulfur shelf on a tree in lower Deadman Canyon
old fruiting body from last year.
Growing in large clusters on a fallen conifer log in a moist, mid-elevation mature conifer forest.
polypore, very spongy. Yellow to orange sporocarp.
Growing from fallen, partially decayed log. Found in large cluster of approximately 10 fruiting bodies. Very moist, no direct sunlight.
13cm Long x 6cm Wide
THIS WAS SO FREAKING DELICIOUS!
Chicken of the woods indeed!
Beautiful huge specimen with lots of young fruiting bodies.
Habitat: Old growth forest with Douglas fir, hemlock, sala, oregon grape, evergreen huckleberry, sword fern, vine maples,
Substrate: Douglas fir
Color: Top of polypore is bright orange and underneath where the pores are it is pastel yellow
Growth Habit: Grows in shelf like clusters
Sunny Day. Specimen was found on the north face of a slope under canopy cover of old-growth Douglas-fir (Pseudotsgua menziesii) trees. The specimen was growing freshly on a P. menziesii downed log. The log starting to decay, within it's first stages. Understory was comprised of small shrubs. Salal (Gaultheria shallon) and Red Huckelberry (Vaccinum parvifolium) were the ones I noticed. I found the specimen at 11:00am in a shaded area. The polypore coloring was bright yellow and orange. Taste was in a way meaty. Smell was mild. I wonder since the rain has not come in months, how this specimen was so plentiful with fresh fruiting bodies?
This was on the underside of a large Pseudotsuga menziesii (Douglas fir) log. Located in a stand of large Douglas firs near the Lower Skokomish trail near Brown Creek, WA.
Laetiporus sulphureus Chicken of the Woods These specimens were very fresh, still soft, with the orange color still forming.