Saturday, 14 September 2013

Chicken of the Woods

We saw a beautiful specimen of Laetiporus sulphureus ('chicken of the woods' in German 'schwefelgelber porling') today, in the Branitz Park, Cottbus.

As the Germans say 'Alle Pilze Sind Eßbar, Manche Nur Einmal!' - all mushrooms are edible, some only once! But the chicken of the woods is edible when young, and in fact considered a delicacy in Germany.

This baby is too good for KFC! We left it alone too, for others to enjoy its startling sulphur-yellow colour.

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