Fungi Friday - More Unidentified Mushrooms

in hive-166168 •  15 days ago 

Here's a few unidentified mushrooms for #fungifriday by @ewkaw
What in the world is this stuff?
I remember seeing this somewhere before on a fungi identification forum once. But of course it has a weird non memorable name.
Here is another strange polypore. My best guess is Polyporus durus aka Bay polypore but I'm not exactly sure...
Here's what the underside looks like. Notice the black stems. A poor roly poly got caught by a daddy long leg underneath.
Look at this gross mess... I thought this was dog vomit slime mold at first but it appears to be something different... My best guess is Physarum polycephalum aka Many-headed Slime Mold the slime trails seem to be the differentiator.
This one I know well. This is Exidia recisa akak Amber Jelly Roll, my favorite for use in soups.
Now for a really strange one... I have no idea what this little crusty polypore is. These are very tiny on the end of a stump. It doesn't look like they will grow any larger either, they just spread out in tiny little clumps.
Yet another unidentified one... I see these every year and often growing in fairy ring formation. Perhaps they are Marasmius oreades aka fairy ring mushrooms. They look awfully similar but the gills on these are a bit too close together compared to fairy ring mushrooms. Probably a close relative.
Finally an easily identifiable one. These are Dryad's Saddle a nice edible. The leaf on the lower left is at just the right harvesting size, still tender enough to eat. The big fat stems on these are too tough to eat so I usually just cut around the outer edge when harvesting.

Happy #fungifriday

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Awesome fungi photos and finds..🤗.
The unidentified one looks
Nectria fungi. I have seen something very identical to it on Beech tree.

Cool, that looks exactly like what it is. Next time I see it I'll try and put a macro on it to catch the tiny little beads on it.

I spent quite a bit of time a couple of years ago trying to identify something just like it. I've seen on Beech trees. I was hoping I bookmarked it..! Glad I did.
But I haven't seen alot of it on one tree like in your awesome photos.

Lucky for me, it would have taken ages to look it up on my own lol.

Glad I could help a fungi friend..😊

Now the question is, does it have any medicinal value to it, or is it a pest of a fungi for the trees...

I'm not sure on the medicinal..
I'm going by memory but I think it a tree/ tree bark disease..? Which is not uncommon of some fungi on trees.
I will try and look it up this evening.

thanks for help with IDs, @annephilbrick

Your most welcome ..!!
I'm glad I could help identify.
I have seen many I can't identify and
it can be frustrating.

Nectria cinnabarina, exactly.

It is a poisonous fungi that causes coral spot growths or cankers.

Thank You ...!!!!!
for the information and warning of it's toxicity/poisonous.

I don't think I have ever seen that first one!
Nor the very cool lime-yellow slime :)

Happy #Fungifriday!

It's some kind of tiny polypore. I've only seen it once, maybe it only grows on certain trees... The slime mold is pretty strange, anytime it rains alot here all sorts of different species of slime starts to grow.

I wished that all mushrooms are edible if not therapeutic @sketch.and.jam

Quite a few are medicinal. The problem are the poisonous ones that look similar to edible ones...

astonishing number of UFO's, every time you come up with something new!
this time i can identify two of these too! :)

happy f-f 8-)

I am just eager to find the chantrelles growing again. So far no luck yet.

Wow, that's quite the selection. Are they all fruiting now?
Where I'm at there's still been no rain. I'm seeing nothing in the woods.

Great photos and such interesting specimen.

A couple of these are from last year. The slime, jelly and dryads are the ones out right now. Its been raining like crazy here so I'm hoping on finding summer chantrelles soon.

Second one resembles a black footed polypore, Polyporus leptocephalus perhaps.

Interesting, I think you may have identified it. It certainly has the unique black foot on it and older specimens tend to wrinkle around the edges. Congrats on the ID :-)