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Laetiporus Sulphureus

   (Family: Polyporaceae)
   
Common name: Sulphur Polypor, Chicken of the woods, Chicken a la king EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Choice
Size: 100 - 400 mm
Colour:
Staining yellow (Lutescent)
Spore bearing structure:   Pores
Flesh: Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
Spore colour:
White
Medicinal:  
Smell / taste: Strongly Fungal
Fruiting season: autumn
General info: EDIT
The Sulphur shelf is easily disinguished by its brilliant colouring, in shades of sulphur, lemon, and orange.
 
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: none
 
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  The under-surface you will see that it is covered by a layer of tiny pores. These pores are the openings of the very short tubes on whose walls the spores are borne
 
 
Stem: EDIT
Annulus: none
 
 
 
Habitat: Grows on wood
Habitat info: EDIT
Pathogen of living trees, especially the Oak and blue gums.
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