Observation 5421: Trametes cubensis (Mont.) Sacc.

large shelf mushroom on hardwood stump of unknown tree species
CAP: 150-250mm wide, weakly lumpy and zoned, glabrous, clammy to the touch, varying shades of plain old brown, margin broadly rounded (~10mm thick)
FLESH: white, firm but very watery, exudes water when squeezed, faint concentric rings visible
PORE: pure white, 2-3 per mm, holes small relative to walls, smooth, 0.5mm deep
SPORE: print whitish? — extremely faint if at all

The wateriness suggests Tyromyces, but it is quite firm, like a thick piece of rubber.

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Recognized by sight: Common and abundant polypore along the Gulf coast into the Caribbean. Very nice pictures!

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Just found some in Anniston, Alabama.
By: Lauren (TheDesignVine)
2016-01-03 16:39:14 PST (-0800)

In the woods off Jones Road in Dearmanville, just a few feet from the road but down an embankment so you can’t see them from the road.

Something like this
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-05-17 08:14:19 PDT (-0700)

grows on stumps all over Maryland…, The blunt edge and thickness of the fruit body reminds me of Ischnoderma resinosum.

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