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If I find him again I will report back 

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I found something similar but larger, I think (and I'm on the other side of North America).  I don't know what mine is, but I think it is some kind of polypore.  

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Wow!!!! That is unreal! Beautiful....

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Angela, I think your mushroom may be Onnia tomentosa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onnia_tomentosa . If I'm reading the photo correctly, the underside consists of pores. Are there coniferous trees near where this was found?

Renee, one idea I had for yours was genus Hydnellum. If correct, the underside would consist of tiny spines. 

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Fascinating!!

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On 7/17/2019 at 11:07 PM, Dave W said:

Angela, I think your mushroom may be Onnia tomentosa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onnia_tomentosa . If I'm reading the photo correctly, the underside consists of pores. Are there coniferous trees near where this was found?

 

It was not directly in pines, as you can sort of tell from the leaf debris around the mushroom, but it was probably a long stone's throw from a loblolly pine plantation.  Two sides of my twelve acres are surrounded by a pine plantation.  I don't think onnia tomentosa looks quite right.  I'm looking at the size of onnia tomentosa, and I think that it is a smaller fungus.  I've seen them in the area other years, and I think they get to more like 8 or so inches across.

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Angela, if there's no conifers --or old conifer roots-- closer than a "long stone's throw" from this polypore, then we really need to doubt O. tomentosa. Also, 8 inch diameter for a cap is large for this species. But, the general appearance does seem to fit. Champignons du Quebec offers 30 photos of O. tomentosa, showing the range of shape/color.   https://www.mycoquebec.org/bas.php?trie=O&l=l&nom=Onnia tomentosa / Polypore tomenteux&tag=Onnia tomentosa&gro=48

Also, maybe consider Polyporus radicatus. This type usually develops a well-defined stalk, although young specimens may lack a well differentiated stalk   http://www.mushroomexpert.com/polyporus_radicatus.html  .

This ID may be settled by examining spores under a microscope (400x). 

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