Identification: hard white fungus

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  1. Pam Double

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    what type is this?
     

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    Frog Rising Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi Pam,
    Hard to tell from this distance: With a magnifying glass or handlens, do you see on the surface - pores? any surface texture? if it has a mushroom or shelf shape (the bits on the ground) what does the underside surface look like?
     
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    It looks more like a building mix or putty.
    How hard this is?
     
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    it isn't.
     

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    How hard it is? Like a wood? Like a carrot? Like a potato? Like an apple? Like a plum? Like a raspberry? Or even softer?
    From the look it resembles a young fruiting body of a Serpula lacrymans or maybe of a Heterobasidion annosum. But these are pretty soft when they are so young and still white whole. Indoors is suitable habitat for S. lacrymans, not for H. annosum.
     
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    I believe some of the issue is white mold, it's powdery. The other is a type of fungus that's almost like rubber, other is crumbly and porous. I have someone coming tomorrow to tear the wall out and treat if needed.
     

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