Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]
This wasn’t on the partly-decorticated wood — it was on the bark that had peeled off, on the side that had been attached to the wood once.
There were at least six, a small one near the edge and a bigger one with four tiny ones deeper inside.
First five photos are of the bigger one, the last along with another mushroom found close by (obs. 11749). The sixth photo is of the smaller one. The seventh and eighth are of that one ten days later, on October 9, now full-grown.
The bigger one took three of the nearby tiny ones with it when it came off, along with a fair bit of decaying bark and fungus mycelium.
The eighth photo shows that the gills fork.
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I have seen these growing in wood chips, which is just chunks of dead wood on the ground, as opposed to dead chunks on a tree, or bark. Top photos impossible to ID, but those showing gills are a slam dunk: H. aurantiaca typically has forking orange gills, inrolled margin. cap color orangish to brown.
“Single to scattered, on ground or decayed coniferous wood, often pine.” (Lincoff)
Does this extend to pine bark? I’ve not heard of these growing directly from detached tree bark.