Diagnostic Description

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Diagnostic Description

Laetiporus sulphureus has yellow pores and grows from the “butt” of hardwoods, at the base of the tree or farther away. L. gilbertsonii is found in the coastal western US on Eucalyptus and on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. It is indistinguishable from L. sulphureus, but they don’t mate in culture. L. conifericola grows in the western US on living and dead conifers. L. huronensis grows in the great lakes region on eastern hemlock in the spring. L. cincinnatus has white pores and grows primarily from soil, parasitic on the roots of trees.


See Tom Volk’s page on Laetiporus


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