Mushroom/Fungi experts, What is this?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by juliechick, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    I found this under an Oak tree. I have looked on the net, but can't find anything exactly like it.
     
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a coral fungi of some kind.
    Very pretty, i have all kinds of different fungi on my place.
     
  3. beaglady

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  4. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    That is not a chicken of the woods, don't eat it. COTW are fall mushrooms and ALWAYS grow on wood not the ground. It does resemble it though. I have picked thousands of them personally.
     
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    beaglady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should have waited til I got home with my field guide. There is a subspecies of the fall chicken mushroom, Laetiporus persinicus, that does appear on oak here in PA in the spring. It has white, not orange undersides.
     
  6. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Is that what that is? and is it good to eat?

     
  7. beaglady

    beaglady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe. Maybe not. The first rule of finding wild mushrooms is NOT to eat anything unless you're absolutely certain what it is.
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    So true, so true.

    I have often commented here that there are very few mushrooms that will kill you, but there are many that will make you wish you were dead.

    I am stymied by the picture. I don't recognise it at all, but that could be because I am on the opposite side of the continent.
    The closest I can find in my mushroom encyclopedia is a variety of COTW "Laetiporus Suylphureus (var. semialbinus)" But it's not close enough for an ID. Same with "Bondarzewia montana", but that one is more western and fall.
    Although 'shrooms can pop up in odd places and out of their normal season. I've picked Chantrelles in the Spring and Angel Wings in the fall.
    I'm thinking maybe it is too young yet, to easily ID.
    The OP might want to contact an mycological society in Ar.

    Imp- I'm very curious
     
  9. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been following this thread in the hopes of finding out some information. Although I have informally studied mushrooms in the past I am completely baffled by the OP's picture. My initial thought was the same as chickened in that I do not believe that it is a COTW of any kind but I can find nothing in my literature that closely resembles the picture. I was leaning toward an identification as some sort of shelf fungi because of its shape and orange coloring. I would like it if the OP would be able to tell what the substance is like. It is possible that it may just be some form of unidentifiable fungi.
     
  10. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Hi, sorry I almost forgot I posted this. [​IMG] The fungi was almost like cooked chicken in substance. I was wondering if it could be the COTW that faded in the sun? However, it doesn't look like the photo of COTW that someone posted a link to. It didn't look like a shelf fungi, but maybe it's growing on a root. I wish I still had my field guide. I'm getting nowhere searching the net.
     
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