Sulfur Shelf Laetiporus sulphureus (Bulliard) Murrill  Synonyms: Chicken Mushroom,  Chicken of the Woods,  Sulphur Shelf.

Status:

Found solitary or, more often, in clusters on living/dead hardwoods (especially oak and cherry) or conifers.

Description:

Rosette of orange or orange/yellow flattened caps, radially wrinkled, fan shaped; margin pale orange, blunt, often lobed. Pores bright yellow (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 138 records in the project database.

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Sulfur Shelf in Garrett Co., Maryland (5/29/2014). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/12/2015). Photo by Bob Cammarata. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf at Turkey Point, Cecil Co., Maryland (9/23/2007). Identified by Paul Noell. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf in Cecil Co., Maryland (10/6/2013). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/3/2013). Identified by Lance Biechele. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Sulfur Shelf in Howard Co., Maryland (10/30/2014). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf in Calvert Co., Maryland (10/27/2018). Photo by Karyn Molines. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/15/2018). Photo by Esther Fleischmann. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf in Howard Co., Maryland (9/17/2005). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/17/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

A young Sulfur Shelf on Dans Mountain, Allegany Co., Maryland (6/14/2009). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (9/15/2016). Photo by Maren Gimpel. (MBP list)

A Sulfur Shelf in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2015). Photo by Mike Kerwin. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (11/15/2018). Photo by Matt Grey. (MBP list)

Pores of a Sulfur Shelf found in Howard Co., Maryland (10/7/2007). Determined by Joanne Solem. Photo by Sue Earp. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf pores in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/9/2017). Verified by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Yellow pore surface of Sulfur Shelf growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/30/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/7/2013). Photo by Matt Grey. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf in Garrett Co., Maryland (7/2/2016). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)

Sulfur Shelf found by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/26/2013). Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

Spores of Sulfur Shelf in Howard Co., Maryland (7/9/2018). Ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline; measured 5.5-5.9 X 3.6-4.1 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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