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synonyms: Laetiporus sulphureus var. semialbinus
Laetiporus sulphureus var semialbinus Mushroom
Ref No: 9097
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Laetiporus cincinnatus 5 Mushroom
Ref No: 19605
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Laetiporus cincinnatus 12. Mushroom
Ref No: 19606
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location: North America
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Orange
normal size: over 15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass), Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on wood

Laetiporus cincinnatus Syn. Laetiporus sulphureus var. semialbinus. Found at the base of hard wood trees normally Oak. Distinct from Laetiporus sulphureus because the pore surface is white not yellow. Tom Volk the American expert on tree growing fungi says this species is even better to eat than the yellow pored form, (make sure it is well cooked). Cap large up to at least 50-60 cm wide. Spores 5-7 x 3.5-5 um, print white. For recipe see Laetiporus sulphureus.

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Joseph Verica (United States) - 26 August 2014

Vibrant specimen. Rosette found at base of cherry tree in State College PA (Centre Co). Photo taken with iPhone4. 8/26/2014
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Roz Berlin (United States) - 24 July 2012

Discovered this in Henrico County, Virginia, USA, on July 22, 2012. It measured 14 inches across and 9 inches tall.
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Jill Forsythe (United States) - 20 June 2011

Found in mature hardwood forest, Emmaus, PA. June, 2011.
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Gregg von Sternberg (United States) - 25 September 2010

Found in North Andover, MA at the base of a large oak tree.
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Ed Johnsen (United States) - 13 September 2010

Found in Littleton NH on a dead and down tree. Cooked up delicious with butter, garlic salt and some lemon pepper. My wife also enjoyed it. Ed
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David Eustace (United States) - 12 August 2010

Found this beautiful specimen in the Catskills, upstate New York
Laetiporus cincinnatus 12.
Darryl Christensen (United States) - 27 April 2010

May 26, 2009 Westmoreland County, Virginia USA
Laetiporus cincinnatus 12.
Darryl Christensen (United States) - 27 April 2010

Near base of oak tree, May 26 2009, Westmoreland County, Virginia USA
Laetiporus cincinnatus 12.
Becky Quinlan (United States) - 01 October 2009

On a fallen tree in the Pacific NW, USA
Laetiporus cincinnatus 12.
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