Identification: Winter hardy tree fungi

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  1. RPBnimrod

    RPBnimrod Active Member

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    I found all three of these species growing out of one of the trees in my grandfather's backyard. The tree was probably a living oak tree. I took these photos about a week ago on Long Island. The temperature was a little lower than 32 degrees, and it ha recently stopped snowing that day (or the day before, I can't fully remember). #3305, I couldn't even reach, so the photo is the only thing to judge what species it is by. #3263 was so leathery and thick-skinned that I couldn't get a piece of it. #3361 was my favorite. it is a jelly fungus of some sort. It felt like a combination of leather, jello, and bread. It was growing throughout the nooks and crannies of the bark of the tree, in an upward pattern. I would really like to know what species these are. Anyone know?
     

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    Excellent fungi! The first is 'witch's butter', Tremella mesenterica or Dacrymyces palmatus (or something else in the Tremella group) depending on what tree it is. The polypores in #2 and #3 could be a few things too.
     
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    Thanks a lot! I think that you're right! However, I have found some new fungi on some gravestones, about three days ago, and was wondering if these could be identified. There in the same area as the previous fungi.
     
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    it won't let me upload my photo
     
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    try starting a new thread - inquiring minds want to see the new mushroom.
     
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    You're second photo looks much like our 'Thin Mazed Polypores'.......or Daedaleopsis confragosa. Not sure about the 3rd polypore...
    You'll find in the winter-times that the shelf/bracket polypore type fungi THRIVES!
    If you can start another thread with the photos of u'r graveyard buddies we'd love to see!
     
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    THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME TROUBLE WITH THE SERVER. I had trouble uploading photos for my recent Coprinus visitation. It will work in this same thread....eventually.
     
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    If you're computer is anything like mine? I have to load up smaller images that are only about 100jpg rather then something that is 600+jpg in order for them to work?
     
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    I had an unfortunate malfunction with my computers harddrive. The photos might have been destroyed. It will take some time to get the photos, let alone if I will ever get them back. I'm very sorry.
     

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