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kayak karl
04-01-2010, 22:22
pic taken in NH/ME area


you can magnify on this link.

04-01-2010, 22:32
Looks like fungi to me... that was easy. Now the hard question... what type of fungi is it?

04-01-2010, 22:36
It kinda looks like Chicken Mushroom. But it's hard for me to tell by a picture. I have to be looking at it with my book in my hand.

It might also be Jack O'Lantern...

04-01-2010, 22:41
Chicken of the woods: Laetiporus sulphureus : Sulfur Shelf
How to identify it: Bright to dull orange shelf fungus with yellow underside, usually growing in stacks. Fall timing.

04-01-2010, 22:46
Laetiporus cincinnatus (Morgan) Burdsall, Banik, & Volk has recently been recognized as a separate species from Laetiporus sulphureus (Fr.) Murr. (We accomplished this in a paper with this citation: Banik, Mark T., Harold H. Burdsall, Jr. and Thomas J. Volk. 1998. Identification of groups within Laetiporus sulphureus in the United States based on RFLP analysis of the nuclear ribosomal DNA. Folia Cryptogamica Estonia 33: 9-14). It has also been called Laetiporus sulphureus var. semialbinus (although that nomenclatural combination was never "legally" made). Laetiporus cincinnatus is the correct name in Laetiporus because "cincinnatus" is the earliest available epithet at the genus level, having been described by Morgan (a high school teacher near Cincinnati) in 1885 as Polyporus cincinnatus. Peck's description of Polyporus sulphureus var. semialbinus did not come until 1905. Thus, according to priority, Laetiporus cincinnatus is the correct combination.


It kind of looks similar.:-?