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Spotting

Description:

Fungus of unusual size... Growing in shade of large oak trees.

Habitat:

In shade beneath large oak tree.

Notes:

About 24 inches in diameter...16 inches high...growth pattern looks almost like a rose in bloom.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Sulpher shelf
Laetiporus sulphureus
Giant Polypore
Meripilus Giganteus Meripilus giganteus


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3 Comments

Bahamas
Bahamas 7 years ago

Maitake?

RichSchiffer
RichSchiffer 7 years ago

If this is Sulfur Shelf, this is the first time I have seen it growing on the ground, instead of on the side of a tree. It is quite beautiful. If it is there later, I might try to harvest and preserve it.

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 7 years ago

Please verify. There are several similar species that are all called chicken of the woods

RichSchiffer
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RichSchiffer

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA

Spotted on Jul 7, 2013
Submitted on Jul 7, 2013

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