Friday, October 29, 2010

The Chicken of the Woods Matures

The Chicken of the Woods mushroom I spied last week at the base of my neighbor's eucalyptus now looks more like the typical Laetiporus sulphureus with the shelf like spores.

I think the fungus was newly formed when I saw it last week. The heads looked more like cauliflower then. See last week's photo.


  1. If you plan on eating it, do so soon. I had my eye on one in my local eucalyptus forest, but someone (I assume teenagers) decided to kick it all to heck before I harvested it.

  2. Good point. I think I may try to eat it, threat of stomach ache be damned.


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