Laetiporus persicinus

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Laetiporus persicinus
Scientific classification
L. persicinus
Binomial name
Laetiporus persicinus
  • Polyporus persicinus Berk. & M.A.Curtis (1853)
  • Scutiger persicinus (Berk. & M.A.Curtis) Murrill (1903)
  • Meripilus persicinus (Berk. & M.A.Curtis) Ryvarden (1972)
  • Buglossoporus persicinus (Berk. & M.A.Curtis) Corner (1984)
  • Cladoporus persicinus (Berk. & M.A.Curtis) Teixeira (1992)

Laetiporus persicinus, commonly known as the white chicken mushroom, is an edible mushroom of the genus Laetiporus. It is closely related to the chicken mushroom, or Laetiporus sulphureus. Laetiporus persicinus has a salmon pink cap and white pores. This mushroom grows on dead and living hardwood and softwood trees.[2] It was first described scientifically by Miles Berkeley and Moses Ashley Curtis in 1853 as Polyporus persicinus.[3] It has been collected in Africa, Australia, Asia, North America, and South America.[4]


  1. ^ "Laetiporus persicinus (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Gilb. 1981". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2011-09-13.
  2. ^ Russell, B. (2006). Field Guide to Wild Mushrooms of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic. Pennsylvania State University Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-271-02891-0.
  3. ^ Berkeley, M.J.; Curtis, M.A. (1853). "Centuries of North American fungi". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 12 (2): 417–435.
  4. ^ Ryvarden, L.; Johansen, I. (1980). A Preliminary Polypore Flora of East Africa. Synopsis Fungorum. Oslo, Norway: Fungiflora A/S. ISBN 978-0-945345-14-5.