Chicken of the woods. A delicious edible mushroom.
These shelves were about a foot deep - the largest I have ever seen.
Laetiporus sulphureus. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA
Bark resembled ash up higher
On a sugar maple (next entry)
this mushroom was fairly big and was high up in the tree. I am not sure if it was one big mushroom or bunch of mushrooms but it was around 3 feet.I saw it right near the highpark entrance and didn't see any other mushrooms in that area.
Found near the stump of a Eucalyptus tree. Someone had kicked the fungus off the tree stump.
Laetiporus sulphureus is a species of bracket fungus (fungus that grows on trees) found in Europe and North America. Its common names are 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. Like other bracket fungi, they may last many years and fade to pale grey or brown. The undersurface of the fruit body is made up of tubelike pores rather than...