Asked on Apr 29, 2017

What kind of mushrooms are these?

Kathy ThorntonAngela ConlinD roach


They're growing on a tulip poplar stump. The largest of them is about 12" in diameter or maybe a bit larger.
10 answers
  • Goldrushgal
    on Apr 29, 2017

    You total question isn't visable. But if you meant growing on wood or tree stump. They are polypores which are helping the wood to decay. They need to be removed if the wood is something you want to save.
  • Terri
    on Apr 29, 2017

    THose are Dryad Saddles/Pheasant Backs. Delicious! Cut the softer edges and if they are still juicy they are great to saute in butter or add to soup.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 29, 2017

    When mushrooms occur like that it is because of a fungus.They are not edible.You can spry with a fungicide to remove them
  • Charly
    on Apr 30, 2017

    All types of mushrooms ARE a fungus!
  • Zane R. Bollom
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I'm pretty sure that Terri, who said they are pheasant backs is correct. However, if you have any doubts, take the time to find a botanist or an excellent mushroom ID book so you know for sure. They look similar to what I always knew as the edible "wood oysters", however, those usually grow in a Step configuration up the trunk of a tree. If you're thinking of eating them, just make sure, without any doubt that you know the are edible.
  • Louise
    on Apr 30, 2017

    I don't plan to eat them. Too dangerous, IMO.

  • Jim Graham
    on May 1, 2017

    Not dangerous at all if you know what they are. Mushrooms are so good in so many ways, just get a book or ask Google (with a photo) and determine what they are before destroying them or eating them....

  • D roach
    on May 1, 2017

    I read once that you can tell if it is poisonous by cooking them with a silver coin (silver ring would work) so there is a way to tell.
  • Angela Conlin
    on May 7, 2017

    Grows like a Reishi Mushroom...if so it is a vital auto-immune cancer treatment.

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