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.
Laetiporus sulphureus is a species of bracket fungus (fungus which grows on trees) found in Europe and North America. Its common names are sulphur polypore, sulphur shelf, and chicken mushroom. Its fruiting 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 a more pale grey or brown. The undersurface of the fruiting body is made up of tubelike pores rather than...