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Got this one growing on my I believe oak tree. The tree seems to not be in good health on this side and the mushroom is taking well advantage of it. Look forward to see what everyone thinks it is. Maybe even getting to try to eat some. Thanks again everyone for the help. 

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Need to see the underside on a few of these small caps. Looks like one of the thin-fleshed polypore species of Tarmetes, Trichaptum, or Stereum. 

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These latest photos show a different fungus that is seen in the original post. I think these latest ones may be a species of Pleurotus (Oyster Mushroom). They're squeezing out from cracks/separations in the wood/bark of the tree. Plus, they appear to be probably several days old (darkened gill edged). So, I'm not highly confident in this ID proposal. 

Same tree? If so, then I'd say the tree is nearing its demise. 

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It's pretty common for Oyster Mushrooms to pop during a winter warm spell. 

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