Laetoporus sulhureus   Chicken-of-the-woods

Laetoporus sulphureus Laetoporus sulphureus

This was an incidental find as we trekked through some woods on the way to see Colchicum autumnale (Meadow Saffron). Mostly found on oak trees, it is an edible mushroom which behaves like chicken meat when cooked having a white and flaky texture. It is recommended as suitable for vegetarians who like their food to look like meat even when it isn't.

Woods near Cheddar 11th September 2006

Added on 24th June 2008, updated 19th Nov 2014

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