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Chicken of the Woods, white-pored, Laetiporus cincinnatus

Description:

Orange wrinkled rosette layers of mushroom growing in the soil close to the base of a dead tree. Supposed to be oaks that these white-pored ones grow close to, couldn't tell because there were no branches or leaves but bark is oak-like. Really tastes like chicken indeed, I couldn't believe it's a mushroom!

Habitat:

The white-pored variety grows near the base of oak trees.

Notes:

Really really tastes like chicken. Astounding.


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New York City, New York, USA

Lat: 40.67, Long: -73.97

Spotted on Aug 2, 2010
Submitted on Aug 2, 2010

Spotted for mission

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