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Laetiporus Sulphureus (Polyporus Sulphureus)
Identification: Multiple clusters of yellow-orange shelves growing on wood, soft, fl eshy when young, turning hard when mature Season of fruiting: Summer-fall Ecosystem function: Causes a brown cubical rot of living and dead hardwood and conifer trees Edibility: Edible when young Fungal note: This fungus, also called chicken of the woods, is very common on red oaks. A similar-looking species, L. cincinnatus, grows on the roots of infected trees.