Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Polyporales Family: Fomitopsidaceae
Species: Laetiporus sulphureus (Bull.) Murrill
Synonyms: Boletus coriaceus
Boletus ramosus
Boletus sulphureus
Calvatia versispora
Cerinomyces aurantiacus
Ceriomyces aurantiacus
Grifola sulphurea
Laetiporus sulphureus f. imbricatus
Laetiporus sulphureus forma imbricatus
Polyporus ramosus
Polyporus sulphureus
Polyporus sulphureus var. albolabyrinthiporus
Ptychogaster aurantiacus
Sporotrichum versisporum
Common Name: Chicken of the Woods


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Laetiporus sulphureusPhotographer:  Amelia Williams
Photographer: Amelia Williams

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Quercus (7)
Quercus petraea (4)
Taxus baccata (3)
Quercus robur (2)
Salix alba (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed, plantation (5)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (3)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (2)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Tree (12)
Quercus rubra (3)
Dead Wood (2)
Stump (2)
Log (1)
wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (5)
April (2)
May (4)
June (1)
July (1)
August (6)
September (9)
October (1)