A SEVERE CAUTION
How can I tell whether a fungus is edible or poisonous? The following comes from a Norfolk website on the subject. See the link below.
You can’t without identifying the fungus and that is not always easy. Literally thousands of species of fungus occur in Britain; only a few are really good to eat and only a few are deadly poisonous.
The old wives’ tales that only edible fungi have a peelable ‘skin’, do not blacken a silver spoon when cooking and smell like mushrooms, are all totally wrong!
Most fungus fatalities in Britain (about one each year) are caused by the death cap which has white gills, a ring (or ‘collar’) round the stem and, usually, a greenish cap.
FUNGUS REPRODUCTION :
SCIENCING : Reproduction : https://sciencing.com/how-do-fungi-reproduce-12146048.html
WILDLIFE IN NORFOLK : Poinsonous or not : https://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife-in-norfolk/species-explorer/fungi/chicken-of-the-woods