Talk:Laetiporus sulphureus

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Image removal

I've removed the image Image:LSulphureus16Jul03GdsdnCoFL.jpg - while there's nothing really terrible about it, it looks more like a photo of the child than of the fungus, and doesn't give a very encyclopaedic impression. If you want something for scale comparison, a hand or a coin or something would be a bit more conventional. Pseudomonas(talk) 12:14, 15 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Well, yes, you are quite right, Pseudomonas, that a hand or coin would be a more standard technique for showing size. I only had the photo of the boy, however. If, by "encylopaedic impression", you mean, for example, the appearance of a field guide, then you are also correct on that point. I think it is at least arguable, though, as to whether a good article, even on a technical subject, should avoid anything without a clear and specific need. Many, many Wikipedia articles include illustrations which offer little or no additional information, beyond entertainment or interest, and this is not, I believe, a bad thing. Basically, I think the article is better with the boy plus mushroom (but certainly not worth an edit war at any level). Tim Ross (talk) 15:58, 15 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Redirect to Laetiporus

Redirected this page to Laetiporus, as Laetiporus sulphureus is discussed there. Relevant information will be merged.

This also solves the image issue, as the article has a much better size comparison image:

Rror (talk) 21:11, 15 May 2008 (UTC)[reply]


this paper looks very interesting....Sasata? Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:31, 23 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

And this one too Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:33, 23 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Yikes, there is also this, and this...will the real sulphureus please stand up? Casliber (talk · contribs) 00:35, 23 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]

...hold up man! I'm still figuring out Galerina marginata (=Galerina autumnalis = Galerina unicolor = Galerina oregonensis = Galerina venenata)... will add this to my expanding to-do list... Sasata (talk) 02:04, 23 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]
Ditto. No hurry - I am busy juggling a bunch of things myself. i just started looking at scholarly material and my jaw dropped. Looks a tad more complicated than the average broadly-defined mushroom taxon. Anyway, having them listed here is a first step :) Casliber (talk · contribs) 02:53, 23 February 2010 (UTC)[reply]


About this edit, the editor clarified on User talk: That book does not discuss the cultivation of Laetiporus sulphureus. The reference is a promotion to the book. The book is good, but not relevant to the topic. Why are you interested to keep the ref? If indeed the reference did not discuss the subject, then there is a bigger problem: the preceding text was unsourced. However, I happen to have this book (3rd edition), and on page 351 (as cited), it does mention almost literally "The mushroom is sensitive to carbon dioxide levels and light condition. Many cultivators use controlled environment." on polypores, including L.S.. Han-Kwang (t) 19:28, 30 April 2012 (UTC)[reply]

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Laetiporus sulphureus

Laetiporus sulphureus is a species of bracket fungus (fungi that grow on trees) found in Europe and North America. Due to its taste, Laetiporus sulphureus has been called the "chicken polypore" and "chicken-of-the-woods" Many people also think that the mushroom tastes like crab or lobster leading to the nickname "lobster-of-the-woods". The authors of Mushrooms in Color said that the mushroom tastes good sauteed in butter or prepared in a cream sauce served on toast or rice.

Photograph credit: Agnes Monkelbaan

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Conflating two species known by the same common name

Laetiporus sulphureus is known as Chicken of the Woods. Laetiporus cincinnatus is also known as Chicken of the Woods. It's confusing. Both are choice edibles and obviously they're in the same genus. They have much in common but are distinguished in several important ways. It's important to make those distinctions clear.

Unfortunately, this page discusses L. sulphureus as if it (and only it) is synonymous with the common name "Chicken of the Woods," yet many of the images are of L. cincinnatus. 2603:6080:6440:D2E:A84F:798F:45B5:4BDC (talk) 23:09, 27 July 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Which images are of cincinnatus? Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 8% of all FPs 01:52, 5 August 2022 (UTC)[reply]