Laetiporus sulphureus Poisoning: Request for examples
jworrall at mailbox.syr.edu
Wed Oct 4 19:04:14 EST 1995
> Did you know that the commonly-eaten 'Chicken of the Wooods' (Laetiporus
> sulphureus) has been cited as the cause of several instances of food
> I wish to compile information on this subject to assess the frequency and
> extent of adverse reactions, which are currently poorly documented in the
> literature (IYSWIM).
In California, I once ate cooked Laetiporus sulphureus and
vomited frequently all evening. People said perhaps it was
because I obtained it from Eucalyptus, which has high concentrations
of extractives in the heartwood.
Since then, in New York, I have eaten it from other trees with
no ill effect.
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Syracuse NY 13210
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