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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2010, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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What is this?

Guys, what mushroom is this. I originally thought it was chicken of the woods, but I dont think the color is right.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2010, 12:35 PM
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Re: What is this?

I think you might have meant Hen of the Woods as Chicken of the Woods is a bright orange colored mushroom. Not sure but your picture looks like a Umbellate Polypore. They can grow quite large and in groups. Supposely they good to eat when young, but I never tried them. I'll only eat a mushroom if I am 100% of it's identification. Let me dig out some of my shroom books to see if I can come up with more information.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-22-2010, 02:57 PM
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Re: What is this?

Yeah, that's a polypore. Edible, but not choice. Chicken's are Electric Orange.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 04:39 AM
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Re: What is this?

I agree with the polypore id. Not the best eating. They tend to be a little tough. One thing you can do is to dry it and grind it into a powder and use it to season soups, etc. Personally, I don't think they are worth the bother.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-28-2010, 12:23 AM
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Black Staining Polypores are worth it, in my opinion.

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