Laetiporus sulphureus

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Laetiporus sulphureus

26 August 2005 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Chicken of the Woods, Sulphur Polypore

Flesh

Yellow and firm when young, becoming white and brittle

Smell

Fungal

Taste

Pleasant

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On living wood and dead trunks of deciduous trees, especially oak and sweet chestnut, and on yew

Spore Print

White

Edibility

Edible and good

Additional Photographs

Laetiporus sulphureus

10 August 2008, West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin