Several mushrooms growing on dead trees

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  1. Nik

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    Snapped some photos during an early morning walk in the woods. Last picture is a miserable attempt to capture the sunrise through the trees.
     

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    Beautiful finds @Nik and I like the sunrise shot too!
     
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    @Nik A garden of trees, rocks, fungi and lichen would be wonderful and there seems to be spores a plenty near you to create this. Wonderful selection and I agree with J @Frog, a lovely sunrise shot through the trees, very Autumnal!!
     
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    I believe all of the orange, yellow and white ones (except the last white) are different stages of aging for the same species:
    Polyporus alveolaris
     
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    Here is a different species of orange mushroom, again on decaying branches. I do not have ID for this one.
     

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    Hi @Nik for the orange critters immediately above, can you add an underside shot of one? ID for many to most mushroom hinges on the fertile surface details.

    Also, if you are interested in ID proposals with your original set of shots, can you indicate which undersides go with which topsides? Can tell in some cases, cannot for certain in others.
     
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    ... and whoops just saw you had included an ID of P. alveolaris re some of the mushrooms in your original photos. Sounds good to me, we don't have it in my region so I am not very familiar with it. I see the online descriptions show the cap colour can fade with age.

    We have some similar Polyporus though, all of which have been moved to other genera, most of which have been moved to Cerioporus. Neofavolus alveolaris looks to be the new name for yours.
     
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    Hi @Frog , I will post the shot(s) tomorrow. It is raining very hard today... I suspect a species of Laetiporus.

    Thanks for confirming the N. alveolaris ID!
     
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    Here is the underside, @Frog , I was way off with my suspicion for this one. They are very thin, soft and delicate.
     

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    Wow they are beautiful!
     
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    Plicaturopsis crispa (syn. Plicatura crispa)?
     
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    @Nik - looks like a reasonable ID to me. This apparently does grow in my region though I have never encountered it.
     
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