Here's another fungus puzzle. I think I have it figured out. Maybe.
Remember this one from yesterday?
As odd as this name sounds, I'm pretty sure this is Gelatinous Pored Polypore, Caloporus dichrous. That name means two-colored, with beautiful pores. I'm not sure about the beautiful pores. I didn't look at them closely. Although it grows in a flat scale, it does grow the white caps you can see in this closer view.
However. And there's almost always a "however" with fungus. When young, it can look very much like another type of fungus, Orange Poria, Poria spissa.
I did not look at the pores or spores, or whether it was on a deciduous or coniferous log. Although, looking at just the pictures I would say this one is on deciduous wood, and the first one on a conifer, maybe red pine. The book says they both are more likely on deciduous, and this one rarely on conifers.
So, is this second one the Poria, or a young GPP? I'm voting for the Poria, but believe me, I could be wrong. At any rate, they are both very interesting.
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