Notes: Tim Wheeler saw this while surveying lichens in the Rio Simpson Reserve. Neither of us has a clue. Apparently if you look closely enough you can find some pores in this photo. Anyone care to take a guess? (It is about “the size of a keyboard”, and was growing on a Nothofagus log. This is near Coyhaique, pretty far south in Chile, in rainforest or at least fairly wet forest.)
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but the first thing that came to my mind was immature Polyporus squamosus.
certainly enough for a bump and a fresh look.
I wonder if Tim came across any other mushroomy specimens in his Chilean lichen adventures.
Although I do think that the pores just haven’t developed yet. I haven’t seen any pictures of the undersides of young specimens (the young caps looks similar) but like you say most of the pictures of older specimens the pores break up and become quite jagged. see
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