laetiporus sulphureus

A bright sulphurous-yellow-coloured fungus commonly called Chicken fungus

Laetiporus sulphureus

Names: Laetiporus sulphureus, Sulphur Shelf, Chicken-of-the-woods, Chicken mushroom, Chicken Fungus
Hosts: Broadleaves, commonly oak, yew, cherry wood, sweet chestnut, and willow
Attacks: Heartwood, mushrooms often seen on wounds.
Consequences: Wood becomes brittle and powdery leading to brittle fracture.
The young yellow brackets are actually one of the few tree fungi that can be edible, although some tree toxins can transfer into the fungus, so we wouldn’t recommend you take a bite without being able