Chicken of The Woods
Taken at Strathclyde Park on 14th December 2023 using Panasonic Lumix TZ70 in macro mode.
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Taken at Strathclyde Park on 11th May 2022 using Panasonic Lumix TZ70 in macro mode.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 25th May 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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 Chicken of the Woods.
Species :
Order:
Family:
Laetiporus speciosus.
Polyporales
Fomitopsidaceae.
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Feature:


Edibility:
Wounds of trees, mostly oak, though it is also frequently found on eucalyptus, yew, sweet chestnut, and willow, as well as conifers.
The mushroom grows in large brackets - some have been found that weigh over 45 kg (100 pounds).
Can be prepared in most ways that one can prepare chicken meat. It can also be used as a substitute for chicken in a vegetarian diet. Additionally, it can be frozen for long periods of time and retain its edibility. In certain parts of Germany and North America, it is considered a delicacy. In some cases eating the mushroom causes mild reactions such as swollen lips or in rare cases nausea, vomiting, dizziness and disorientation to those who are sensitive.

When picking any fungus for consumption, caution should be exercised at all times.