Laetiporus sulphureus. Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC, USA
Large shelf fungi, radial zones of tan and brown, 16 cm diameter shelf, white tubes (no gills).
Mushrooms - Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)
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...