Chicken of the Woods - Laetiporus sulphureus
The cap is small and knob shaped, overlapping in an irregular pattern. Wide, shaped like a fan, and directly attached to the trunk of a tree, it has a shelf-like appearance and is sulfur-yellow to bright orange in colour and with a suede like texture. When it is old, the cap fades to tan or white. The shelves often grow in overlapping clumps, and each one may be anywhere from 5 to 60 cm in diameter.
On dead or mature hardwood trees.
July to October.
Widespread and fairly common in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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