Identification: Phlebia tremellosa - Jelly Rot ?

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  1. David Tang

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    On a fallen branch.
    Very difficult to shoot well as the whites don't have details to focus.
    Deleted a lots and these 2 left are still not showing up the details well.
    Just a few faint bands.
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Most fungal identifications require knowing the details of the appearance of the underside of the cap (for mushrooms that have a cap or cap-like structure).
    It is never responsible to make an ID without confirming those features ... however I am tempted to be that irresponsible person <grin> due to some familiar top-of-cap characters.
    If you don't have a photo of the underside, do you recall what it looked like?
     
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    Underside shots were impossible because they are on a large log on the ground,
    There was no way I could slip my camera under. But I don't think there is a cap.
    They just grow at 90 degree out from the log, conk like manner.
     
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    Gotcha.
    So, the shelving stem-less mushroom structure of mushrooms such as conks, turkey tails, brackets etc, is generally referred to as a cap without a stem. Conks for example are polypores and have a poroid surface under their caps.
    I am irresponsibly predicting your caps will be white, flat and wrinkled, and that this is likely Meruliopsis corium, a mushroom I enjoy finding, for its beautiful textures.
     
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    If I can re-locate it tomorrow, I'll spend a few dozen shots
    to see if I can bring out the texture. I think I have a mirror too.
    I might bring it along to see if can slip it under and shoot the
    mirror image to verify your predictions !
     
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    Sorry to inform : couldn't re-locate that this morning,
    though mirror at the ready !
    Probably no go tomorrow, forecast rain !
     
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